From NY Times:

Mr. Roof, 21, who is white, was charged Friday with nine counts of murder and one count of criminal possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime. All of the victims in the shooting at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church were black.

Law enforcement officials said that after he was arrested, he said he had just done something big in Charleston, and the .45-caliber pistol believed to have been used in the shooting was recovered from his car.

In Mr. Roof’s first, brief court hearing, Magistrate James B. Gosnell Jr., set bail at $1 million on the gun charge, but explained that he did not have the authority to set bail on the murder charges, which would be handled by the state’s Circuit Court. The defendant watched impassively on a video link from a nearby jail as the judge invited victims’ relatives to speak.

“I’m a work in progress and I acknowledge that I’m very angry,” said Bethane Middleton-Brown, sister of one of the dead, the Rev. DePayne Middleton-Doctor. “She taught me we are the family that love built. We have no room for hate. We have to forgive.”

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