Dylann Roof’s lawyer alleged in court documents Thursday that the suspected Charleston shooter’s mother suffered a heart attack after prosecutors described in court his process of killing nine black church members. She reportedly collapsed and said “I’m sorry,” on Wednesday as Roof’s death-penalty trial began. Roof’s attorney is trying to argue for a mistrial based on the episode and the mother’s condition is unknown. U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel denied the request.
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