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The 22-year-old was granted the right to act as his own attorney in his upcoming federal trial on hate crimes charges.
Dwayne Stafford is enjoying temporary housing and donated clothing, food, and cash after being released from jail where he assaulted Charleston shooter Dylann Roof.
It's "a day we can all be proud of," Governor Nikki Haley said in a statement shortly after the state House passed the bill to remove the flag.
The Charleston County prosecutor presented the three attempted murder charges to correspond with the number of injured survivors from the June 17 shooting at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.
South Carolina's State Senate has voted 37-3 in favor of a bill to remove a Confederate battle flag that has flown on the grounds of the State Capitol for more than 50 years.
Police arrested Charleston shooting suspect Dylann Roof on Thursday, June 18 in Shelby, North Carolina.
Sears and Walmart have announced removal of Confederate flag merchandise from stores, while a Mississippi lawmaker has called for the emblem's removal from the state's flag.
"Right now my strategy is to scream a lot because my friend is dead,” Brannon said. “Sen. Pinckney's death and the death of eight others, that has to move us to do the right thing.”
The suspected shooter allegedly credits some of his views to the group Council of Conservative Citizens, whose 62-year-old president Earl Holt III has donated $65,000 towards various GOP campaigns.
The son of one of the Charleston victims reportedly spoke with a survivor of the attack who said the gunman tried to shoot himself but ran out of bullets.
The service took place hours after demonstrators marched on South Carolina's State House demanding that the Confederate flag be taken down.