Dylann Roof Reportedly Assaulted in Jail

Dylann Roof Reportedly Assaulted in JailDylann Roof was reportedly assaulted Thursday morning by a fellow inmate, according to multiple reports. According to an ABC News reporter, he was assaulted while leaving his cell; and he is still alive. Roof, 22, is suspected of killing nine parishioners of the Emanuel AME Churchβ€”one of America’s oldest black churchesβ€”in Charleston, South Carolina, in June 2015. He faces nine charges of murder, three counts of attempted murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, along with federal hate crime chargesβ€”for which he will face the death penalty. His state trial will begin in January 2017. The Charleston County Sheriff will hold a news conference at 1:30 p.m. ET to give an official statement on the reported assault.