The first set of more than 3,000 potential jurors appeared in court for questioning in the Charleston church shooter trial. Attorney will select 12 jurors for the trail that's set to begin in late November.
Roof suffered minor bruises on the face and back, according to a jail spokesperson.
Currently, Roof faces 33 federal offenses, including hate crime charges based on the allegation that he purposely targeted members of Emanuel based on their race and religion.
Dylann Roof's lawyer, Sarah Gannett, said the charges are "extremely grave" and "under the Constitution they are not properly charged."
Defense attorneys claim that the case against their client is unconstitutional and infringes on the state's current murder case.
This weekend, there will be numerous events throughout the state of South Carolina to honor the nine lives that were lost.
The 13 speeches against the thousand mass shootings that have occurred in his second term speak to the enormous amount of work that must be done to change the gun control debate in America.
Roof attended Tuesday's hearing sitting "impassively" in front of the victims' families, journalists and spectators, the Times reports. He faces 33 counts, including hate crimes.
Out of the 33 federal charges against Roof, the accusation that he violated the prayer group's right to freely practice religion will weigh heavy when considering the death penalty.
Church officials gave the families of the victims $1.5 million, but are retaining $1.8 million for building maintenance, memorials and scholarships.