10 years ago Seung-Hui Cho went into his college, Virginia Tech, armed with .22-caliber Walter P22 semi-automatic handgun and 9 mm semi-automatic Glock 19 handgun. He opened fire on his school taking the lives of 32 people, injuring 23 (17 by gunfire) and he eventually took his own life.
Today is a time to remember:
G. V. Loganathan
Daniel Perez Cueva
Matthew La Porte
Michael Pohle Jr.
Mary Karen Read
May they rest easy and have peace. Prayers go out to the victims, the victims’ family, those who were injured, their families and all the people who were there that day.
Hello, I am new to Dylann's case and I don't have much information. Could you tell me some basic info about his case or link me to a good post? Thank you, I appreciate it! xx
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He supposedly planned the shooting for 6 months.
He sat with the group for around an hour. He almost didn’t go through with the shooting because everyone was so “nice to him”, but then determined that no one else was going to do it so he decided to go through “with his mission”.
More about what happened during the bible studyhere
He was arrested one day after, June 18, 2015 at Sheby NC; 250 miles from Charleston and 3 miles from his sister house.
His was charged with 9 counts of murder, 3 counts of attempted murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. The state trial for these charges will start July 11, 2016. Prosecutor Scarlett Wilson, announced September 3, 2015, that she intended to seek the death penalty.
He’s also charges for 33 counts of federal crimes, including 12 hate crime charges and 12 counts of violating a person’s freedom of religion. He could face the death penalty for 18 of this charges. We still don’t know if the prosecutor will seek the death penalty, an announcement is expected on April 5, 2016.
His manifesto was found a few days after the shooting on the website lastrhodesian.com with pictures of Dylann Roof posing with a confederate flag, burning the American flag and visiting various places related to slavery in south Carolina.
He was arrested twice before, the first time, 28 February, 2015, for drug possession (Suboxone) police report here
And a second time, 26 April, 2015 , for trespassing police report here
According to his friends he wasn’t racist but was talking about killing people, especially shooting UCA Charleston Universityvideo
His friend Joseph Meek said that Dylann Roof was talking about segregation and that he wanted a race war when is was drunk video. Joseph Meek said that he had hidden Dylann Roof’s gun, a semi-automatic Glock 45. Caliber during his drunken rant until he had sobered upvideo
Joey Meek received a letter August 6, from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, informing him he was a “potential target” in the investigation of the Charleston shootings. He was arrested September 17, 2015 and was charges by federal grand jury with one count of making false statements to federal officials and one count of “misprision of a felony”. He pleaded not guilty and is now free waiting for his trial.
Dylann Roof and Joey Meek both have a bar meeting set for April 5, 2016 but Dylann Roof chose not to be present at the meeting, concerning his federal trial.