CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – A phone company employee says someone at the home of a man accused of killing nine Bible study attendees called the church several months before the shootings.
Bonita Navarro of AT&T testified Tuesday that a 13-second call was placed in February 2015 to Emanuel AME Church from the home of Dylann Roof, who is charged in a racially motivated attack.
Other witnesses have testified Roof’s GPS shows he drove by the church several times before the June 2015 shootings. Authorities also found Emanuel’s name on a list of black churches in Roof’s car.
Prosecutors introduced photographs taken during a search of Roof’s home, where they found a wooden board used for target practice. Prosecutors also showed in court several photographs of Roof wearing a white hood over his face.
Officers have testified they found a white pillowcase that had been cut into a triangular, hood-like shape at Roof’s home.
Roof faces 33 federal charges. Prosecutors are pursuing the death penalty.
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