Dylann Roof counsel files motion for new Federal trial

Dylann Roof
FILE - This June 18, 2015, file photo, provided by the Charleston County Sheriff's Office shows Dylann Roof. A South Carolina prosecutor said Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, that she will seek the death penalty for Roof, who is charged with killing nine black churchgoers in Charleston. Roof also faces federal charges including hate crimes. Prosecutors in that case have not said if they will pursue the death penalty. (Charleston County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

CHARLESTON,SC (WCBD) – Dylann Roof filed today, through his counsel for a new federal trial.

Today, Friday was the deadline for Roof’s counsel to file an appeal for a new federal trial.

This comes just a month after he was sentenced to death. Roof was convicted in December for the death of nine church members at Emanuel AME church in downtown Charleston.

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