CHARLESTON, S.C. – Jury selection resumes Monday in the federal death penalty trial of Dylann Roof, the white man charged in the shooting deaths of nine black parishioners during a Bible study at a Charleston, South Carolina church last year.
The 22-year-old Roof is charged with hate crimes, obstruction of religion and other counts in the June 17, 2015 shootings at Emanuel AME Church.
It's the first of two death penalty trials for Roof. He stands trial in state court in January on nine counts of murder.
About 3,000 potential jurors received summonses for the federal trial earlier this year, and a jury pool of over 500 remains.
Those potential jurors begin reporting to the Charleston Federal Courthouse in groups of 20 on Monday for individual questioning.