The man charged with shooting and killing nine black people at a Charleston church last year is expected in court next week.
According to the Associated Press, a hearing in South Carolina’s case against 22-year-old Dylann Roof is set for Tuesday July 13 in Charleston.
Roof faces nine counts of murder in state court and 33 separate charges in federal court. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty in both cases
The federal trial is to begin in November, although Ninth Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson has said that the federal trial should be after the state trial in January.
Roof is accused of taking part in a Bible study at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in June 2015 before opening fire on the black parishioners, killing nine of them.
After several people identified Roof as the main suspect he became the center of a manhunt that ended the morning after the shooting with his arrest in Shelby, North Carolina. Investigators said he later confessed that he committed the shooting in hopes of igniting a race war.