By Lisa Lambert and Emily Stephenson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The white man suspected of murdering nine black people during bible study at a South Carolina church was charged on Wednesday with federal hate crimes, adding to multiple state counts that raise the possibility of a death sentence. Dylann Roof had his .45 caliber Glock pistol and eight magazines loaded with hollow point bullets," U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said after a federal grand jury returned the 33-count indictment against Roof. The 21-year-old is accused of the deadly shooting spree last month at Charleston’s historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.
SUWANEE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man who was having relationship troubles with his wife killed her, two of her sons and himself Wednesday, less than a day after police had visited the home on a domestic violence call, authorities said.
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) — A Utah teenager accused of luring a 12-year-old neighbor girl from her home and strangling her made his first court appearance Wednesday, answering softly and nodding as a judge explained the charge against him.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When Sandra Bland refused to put out her cigarette, the police officer opened her car door and tried dragging her out of the vehicle. She asked at least four times why she was being arrested and got no answer. When she told him she had epilepsy, he shouted, "Good!"
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Colorado theater shooter James Holmes' sentencing began Wednesday after jurors convicted him last week of first-degree murder, attempted murder and other charges in his July 20, 2012, attack that killed 12 people and injured 70. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty; the jury's other option is life without parole.