The trial of Charleston shooter Dylann Roof is only just beginning and already horrifying details are revealing themselves. Earlier this week, we saw video of Roof's confession, throughout which he could be seen laughing at his victims. Now, it seems that if Roof were not so "worn out" (his actual words) from the shooting, he would have gone on to murder more at other churches in the area.
At the time, Roof had admitted to FBI agents that he had planned on continuing his massacre. New information on this has been revealed. From the Chicago Tribune: "During roughly two hours on the stand, former State Law Enforcement Division agent Brittany Burke testified that names of a handful of other churches and their addresses were found on a handwritten list in a backpack in Roof's car."
The aforementioned Burke was the one who processed much of the evidence found in Roof's car after he was arrested. It was also revealed that "Roof was essentially living in his car. Recovered from his black Sedan were items of clothing, food, beverages and an empty liquor bottle. There were also travel brochures, a cellphone, laptop computer and a burned American flag."
Discussed so far at the trial was the legality of Roof's firearms purchase. It seems that Roof had filed all the necessary paperwork for the lawful procurement of a gun. On this note, the Tribune adds that "Victims' families are suing the FBI for negligence in allowing the sale."
Prosecutors read aloud from Roof's journals (which in many cases were rather similar to his website) which contained racist bile about Jews and stories about African-Americans enjoying slavery.
Although it has not been officially decided that Roof is guilty, many at the trial seem more concerned about the penalty phase, where it will be decided if Roof is put to death or not.
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