The defense for white supremacist Dylann Roof, who slayed nine Black parishioners at a Charleston church in 2015, is asking a federal appeals court to vacate his conviction and death penalty, arguing that Roof is mentally ill and was unable to represent himself. Prosecutors argue that Roof has shown no remorse and has demonstrated clear planning for the attack. More: The State/The Charlotte Observer
In other headlines:
Ex-Westinghouse official to plead guilty in S.C. failure. Former top Westinghouse official Carl Churchman will plead guilty to lying to an FBI agent in connection to the federal probe of the now-abandoned multibillion dollar nuclear plant in Fairfield County. More: The Post and Courier, AP/South Carolina Public Radio
Seven-day manhunt in Chester County ends without incident. Tyler Terry was apprehended in Chester County Monday morning after a weeklong manhunt. Terry is a suspect in the killings of four people in South Carolina and Missouri. He was captured without incident to himself or authorities. He was last seen a week ago after shooting at and running from Chester County deputies and apparently eluded authorities while remaining in the area since that time. More: AP/ABC News
PGA apologizes for security lapse at final hole at S.C. course. PGA of America CEO Seth Waugh apologized Monday to players Phil Mickelson and Brooks Koepka for fans rushing onto the 18th hole at Kiawah’s Ocean Course at the PGA Championship on Sunday. Spectators pushed past security and surrounded the players. Koepka said a person appeared to target his surgically repaired knee. Mickelson went on to win the championship. More: AP News
‘To right a wrong:’ Clyburn, Vilsak push minority farmer relief. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn came to Rowesville Monday to meet with Black farmers and to talk about the loan forgiveness program aimed at helping minority farmers. More: The Orangeburg Times & Democrat
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