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Lance was 70 years old when she was killed.
Other relatives told the alleged gunman that they, too, forgave him and implored him to repent.
“I forgive you, my family forgives you,” said Anthony Thompson. “We would like you to take this opportunity to repent. . Do that and you’ll be better off than you are right now.”
“We welcomed you Wednesday night in our Bible study with open arms. You have killed some of the most beautifulest people that I know. . I will never be the same,” Felicia Sanders said to her son’s alleged murderer.
“As we said in the Bible study, we enjoyed you. But may God have mercy on you.”
Another relative of 26 year old Tywanza Sanders extended an invitation to Bible study Sunday, according to CBS Charleston.
Roof will be behind bars until his trial, he learned in court Friday.
Dylann Roof, 21, also faces one count of possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.
Police say Roof joined his victims in prayer and study for an hour before suddenly opening fire. He fled the scene before officers could arrive, but left his image on surveillance. after a driver reportedly spotted him and called police. Thursday night. sits in a jail where he awaits a bond hearing.
Twenty one year old Dylann Roof was flown to South Carolina Thursday night. that morning, hours after the shooting that took the lives of six women and three men, including the pastor of The Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. church has been captured, CBS affiliate WCSC is reporting.
Three people survived the shooting. Police say the suspect sat in on the hour long Bible study before opening fire on the men and women he had just been praying with. Wednesday night, a man sitting among them suddenly opened fire. Nine churchgoers were killed in a slaughter some officials are calling a hate crime.
“It is the most dastardly act that one could possibly imagine, and we will bring that person to justice,” Charleston Mayor Joe Riley went on. “This is one hateful person. . People in prayer Wednesday evening. A ritual,
a coming together, praying, worshiping God. An awful person come in and shoot them is inexplicable.”
Three people survived the attack, Charleston Police Chief Greg Mullen said, who minced no words describing the act.
“I do believe this was a hate crime,” he said.
Mullen said Thursday that six men and three women were killed. Police have not identified any of the victims, but local civil rights activist Elder James Johnson said Rev. Clementa Pickney was among the deceased. Pickney is the church pastor, as well as a state senator.
Fellow state Sen. Larry Grooms told CNN it was unclear if any one person was targeted.
“We don’t know if anybody was targeted other than the church itself,” he said.
Built in the early 1800s, Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church is the oldest AME church in the South, an African American church with a history of overcoming adversity: rebuilt after being destroyed by fire, rebuilt after being destroyed in an earthquake, congregants continuing to worship despite being banned at one point by the state. The Bible study the shooter appeared to target was held every Wednesday night.
Chief Mullen says the gunman sat through the hour long Bible study before beginning the massacre.
The suspect was identified by law enforcement Thursday morning as 21 year old Dylann Storm Roof. He’s described as a white male, 5 foot 9 and slender, sandy blond hair styled in a bowl cut. He was pictured wearing a gray sweatshirt, jeans and Timberland boots, and appeared clean shaven at the time of the shooting. His car is a black four door sedan, make and model unknown.