The 23-year-old's grandfather Joseph Roof (pictured left and right) instead stood up to apologize for his actions.The elderly man first said: 'Everyone should understand that nothing is all bad, and Dylann is not all bad'The grandfather added: 'I just want to say loudly and repeatedly and constantly we’re sorry. Nicholson was expected to sentence Roof to life in prison on the state murder charges.“We have no skinheads, no real KKK, no one doing anything but talking on the internet.Well someone has to have the bravery to take it to the real world, and I guess that has to be me.” Details of the site began circulating on Twitter on Saturday morning before The Telegraph confirmed the site was registered in the name of Dylann Roof in February, suggesting his attack was months in the planning.The early building, now known as Old Bethel, was donated to the black congregation in 1876.Amid good will of both white and black congregations, it was moved across the street to its present location, 222 Calhoun Street, in 1882. John the Baptist is a magnificent structure built on the foundation of the 1854 cathedral that burned down in the Charleston Fire of 1861.Stand on the site of the first shot in the Civil War. In 1913 the Art Memorial Stained Glass Windows were dedicated.
Roof was captured Thursday morning in North Carolina after an exhaustive manhunt that lasted more than 12 hours.
In others he poses with a Glock .45 handgun (apparently with a laser sight) that he is believed to have used in the attack.
A number are taken during a day out at the Museum and Library of Confederate History in Greenville, South Carolina.
It continues to serve as Charleston’s oldest standing Methodist Church building and was the only Methodist church to remain open during the Civil War. The structure is of Connecticut tool-chiseled brownstone.
Over each entrance are unique stained glass windows including the Papal coat of arms and the seal of the state of South Carolina.