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Accused Charleston Church Shooter Dylann Roof Had Two Hidden Manifestos: Court Docs

by Tim Stelloh and Reuters /
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Authorities discovered two white supremacist manifestos in accused Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof’s possession, according to court documents filed Monday.

The screeds, which were handwritten, were found in Roof’s car and jail cell, the documents say.

No other details were provided.

A nearly 2,500-word online manifesto believed to belong to Roof, 22, was found in the days after he allegedly killed nine parishioners during a Bible study at a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina on June 17, 2015.

In that writing, Roof detailed his disgust for blacks, Jews, Latinos and the American flag, which he said represents "people pretending like they have something to be proud [of] while white people are being murdered daily in the streets."

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Roof has been charged with more than 40 state and federal crimes. His lawyer said last year that he would agree to plead guilty if the authorities do not seek the death penalty.

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