The lone survivor of the mass shooting recently recounted the event. Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, Aida Rodriguez, and Amberia Allen, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.
"This scene was recalled during testimony by Sheppard on Wednesday during the federal trial of 22-year-old Dylann Roof, who is accused of the racially motivated killing of nine black men and women during a Bible study at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston on June 17, 2015.
Sheppard survived the attack, allegedly spared by Roof so that she might serve as a witness to his massacre in the historic black church in downtown Charleston. She was the final witness for the prosecution in a week-long case in which Roof, charged with 33 federal counts including hate crimes, faces the death penalty. After
Sheppard’s testimony the defense rested their case without calling a single witness, unable to persuade a judge to allow the testimony of two mental-health experts. Roof declined to take the stand in his own defense.
After likely hearing closing arguments from each side on Thursday morning, a jury is expected to begin considering Roof’s guilt, weighing the previous testimony of shooting survivors, police, and forensic experts, as well as a taped confession and a racist manifesto, all of which was capped by Sheppard testifying about her near brush with death."*
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