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Roof’s mental state emerging as key issue in Charleston church killings

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by John Monk

CHARLESTON- The mental state of Dylann Roof of Columbia, an avowed white supremacist, has emerged as a key issue in his upcoming federal death penalty trial for killing nine African-American church members.

Prosecutors and defense lawyers discussed procedural issues connected to Roof’s state of mind at a hearing Monday before U.S. Judge Richard Gergel without revealing details about what conditions he might have.

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