Jason Ryan is a nonfiction author and journalist in Charleston, South Carolina. His books include the marijuana smuggling tale Jackpot: High Times, High Seas and the Sting that Launched the War on Drugs


The racist killer asked for his life to be spared but said he had no regrets about murdering nine black worshipers in Bible study.

Charleston Trial

Jennifer Pinckney told a jury Wednesday how she and her 6-year-old daugher hid as Dylann Roof killed nine people, including her husband—while telling his victims he wasn’t crazy.