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2 neo-Nazi group members sentenced to 9 years in prison

Oct. 28, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Two neo-Nazi group members were sentenced on Thursday to nine years in prison each in a case that highlighted a broader federal crackdown on far-right extremists. FBI agents arrested former Canadian Armed Forces reservist Patrik Jordan Mathews,...

US to pay $88M to families, victims of SC church massacre

Oct. 28, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Families of nine victims killed in a racist attack at a Black South Carolina church have reached a settlement with the Justice Department over a faulty background check that allowed Dylann Roof to purchase the gun he used in the 2015 massacre. The...

Families of victims in SC church killings settle with feds over background check that allowed Dylann Roof to get gun

Oct. 28, 2021 11:19 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Families of victims in SC church killings settle with feds over background check that allowed Dylann Roof to get gun.

Judge to sentence neo-Nazi group members under terrorism law

Oct. 25, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Two neo-Nazi group members intended to engage in terrorist activity before FBI agents arrested them ahead of a pro-gun rally in Virginia, a federal judge concluded Monday. U.S. District Judge Theodore Chuang’s decision to apply a “terrorism...

Dylann Roof's request to reconsider recusal is denied

Oct. 13, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

Dylann Roof's chances for a new appellate hearing continue to dwindle, with a court refusing to reconsider recusing itself from his appeal over his death sentence and conviction in the 2015 racist slayings of nine members of a Black South Carolina congregation. The 4th...

Dylann Roof asks judges to reconsider recusal from his case

Oct. 04, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

Dylann Roof wants an entire appellate court to reconsider a decision to recuse itself from hearing his case, as the appeal of his death sentence and conviction in the 2015 racist slayings of nine members of a Black South Carolina congregation winds its way through the judicial system. ...

Prosecutors: Neo-Nazis discussed assassination, prison break

Oct. 01, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Maryland are recommending 25-year prison sentences for two neo-Nazi group members, calling them domestic terrorists who prepared for a civil war, discussed how to break racist mass killer Dylann Roof out of death row and talked about...

Court denies Dylann Roof's request for new appellate hearing

Sep. 28, 2021 14:27 PM EDT

Dylann Roof has lost the next phase of his appeal, with a federal court turning down his request for a new hearing to challenge his death sentence and conviction in the 2015 racist slayings of nine members of a Black South Carolina congregation. In an order issued Monday,...

Government: Dylann Roof's death sentence should stand

Sep. 24, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

Attorneys for the federal government have opposed Dylann Roof's request for a new appellate hearing, arguing that the South Carolina man was properly convicted and sentenced for the 2015 racist slayings of nine members of a Black congregation. In court documents filed...

Dylann Roof seeks rehearing on church shooting conviction

Sep. 08, 2021 15:11 PM EDT

Dylann Roof has filed the next step in his federal appeal, challenging a court's confirmation of his conviction and death sentence for the 2015 racist slayings of nine members of a Black South Carolina congregation. In a petition filed Wednesday with the 4th U.S. Circuit...