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Dylann Roof intends to plead guilty

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Dylann Roof faces 33 federal charges, including nine counts of murder

During a brief arraignment in court, Dylann Roof, the Charleston church shooter, stalled on a plea today under the advisement of his attorney until he, defense attorney David Bruck, knows the court’s intentions.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Bristow Marchant entered a “not guilty” plea for Roof, who faces 33 federal charges including hate crimes, weapons charges obstructing the practice of religion and nine counts of murder.

Roof, 21, murdered the pastor and eight parishioners at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on the evening of June 17, 2015.