Phone records from Dylann Roof’s home show call placed to Emanuel AME

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

Charleston, S.C., shooting suspect Dylann Storm Roof is escorted from the Cleveland County Courthouse in Shelby, N.C., Thursday, June 18, 2015. Roof is a suspect in the shooting of several people Wednesday night at the historic The Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
Charleston, S.C., shooting suspect Dylann Storm Roof is escorted from the Cleveland County Courthouse in Shelby, N.C., Thursday, June 18, 2015. Roof is a suspect in the shooting of several people Wednesday night at the historic The Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

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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