Charleston Victims’ Kin Say ‘I Forgive You,’ but Shooting Suspect Offers Only Blank Stare
Roof admits he shot and killed the people he’d sat with for Bible study at the historically black church, two law enforcement officials said.
But why? To start a race war.
That’s what Roof told investigators, according to one of the officials.
CNN’s Evan Perez and Wesley Bruer were the first to report Roof’s confession. Others earlier gave a glimpse into the twisted motivation — including at the time and site of the shooting.
There, a survivor told Sylvia Johnson that Roof answered one man’s pleas to stop by saying, “No, you’ve raped our women, and you are taking over the country … I have to do what I have to do.”