Dylann Roof (Man Who Shot Up Charleston Church) Was Attacked In A South Carolina Jail
|Dylann Roof (Man Who Shot Up Charleston Church) Was Attacked In A South Carolina Jail|
Dwayne Stafford ran down the stairs from his cell after Roof went into the shower around 7:45 a.m. Thursday and hit him, bruising Roof's face and back, according to a police report.
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Watson said Stafford will be charged with assault. The 26-year-old Stafford is awaiting trial on first-degree assault and strong armed robbery charges.
Roof faces the death penalty in upcoming trials in both federal and state courts.
The federal government has charged Roof with hate crimes and other offenses in the shootings. Prosecutors allege Roof talked of starting a race war and posed with the Confederate battle flag
before the killings.
Defense attorneys have said in both state and federal courts that Roof is willing to plead guilty and serve a life term in prison if prosecutors don't seek the death penalty.