CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) _ The man accused of killing nine people inside a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, has made his first court appearance — and he’s heard tearful statements from the relatives of some of the shooting victims.
Dylann Roof appeared via video before a judge, and spoke only to answer questions.
One victim’s daughter sobbed as she said, “I forgive you.”
The mother of another victim told Roof that “every fiber in my body hurts.”
Roof appeared to show no reaction as the relatives spoke.
The judge set $1 million bond on a weapons charge, but it will be up to another judge later to set bond on nine murder counts.