Accused shooter Roof had list of black churches

Charleston County Sheriff's Office via AP

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – A prosecution witness has testified that a list of black churches was found in the car of the man charged with killing nine people at a South Carolina church when he was arrested last year.

Former State Law Enforcement Division agent Brittany Burke testified Monday the names of a handful of other churches and their addresses were found on a handwritten list in a backpack in Dylann Roof’s car.

Burke is one of the agents who processed evidence found in Roof’s car when he was arrested after the June 2015 shootings at Emanuel AME Church. During her testimony, prosecutors showed other pictures of items retrieved from Roof’s car, including a cellphone, laptop, ammunition and an American flag that had been burned.

Roof is being tried in federal court on 33 charges, including hate crimes and obstruction of the practice of a religion. A jury began hearing testimony in the case last week.