Suspected Charleston shooter Dylann Roof indicted on federal hate crime charges

Dylann Roof, who is accused of killing nine people in a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina, last month, was indicted Wednesday on federal hate crime charges, law enforcement officials told The New York Times. Roof has also been charged by the state with nine counts of murder, which could earn him the death penalty.

Federal officials are intervening in the case because South Carolina does not have hate crime laws. The Justice Department could also charge Roof with...

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