Dylann Roof and his appointed counsel do not have plans to file charges against the inmate accused of raping and beating him Thursday morning as the accused church shooter went to the showers.
Cannon said Roof did not provoke the attack,it happened by surprise. He said Roof did not fight back.
“I don’t think that there was a back and forth fight, so to speak. He was protecting himself from blows,” Cannon said.
Roof faces 33 charges in federal court charges and nine murder charges in addition to three attempted murder charges in state court. Prosecutors in both courts are seeking the death penalty.
The federal trial starts in Novembers. His state trial will start sometime next year as early as January.