CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Nikki Haley says South Carolinians should continue to pray as two racially charged murder trials in Charleston force victims’ families, survivors and everyone hurt by last year’s tragedies to “relive everything all over again.”
Haley also asked people gathered Tuesday at “Mother Emanuel” AME Church in Charleston to pray for the jurors responsible for bringing justice. The site of the June 2015 massacre of nine black worshippers was among churches statewide holding prayer vigils at Haley’s request.
A judge is considering whether the white man accused of killing the parishioners is competent to stand trial. Also underway is the trial of a white, former North Charleston officer accused of fatally shooting a black motorist in the back as he fled.
Haley said she called for prayers to remind South Carolinians the “goodness of people, the power of prayer and faith with action will always take you where you need to go.”
She also asks people to remember those “going into this Thanksgiving without so much” after Hurricane Matthew.
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