In Places of Worship Scarred by Bullets, Long Memories and Shared Pain

By JULIE BOSMAN and RICHARD FAUSSET November 7, 2017 OAK CREEK, Wis. — The worshipers, hundreds of them, had gathered Sunday for the afternoon meal in the vast, bright dining hall at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, just as they do every Sunday....

Notable Deadly Shootings at Churches in Recent Years

By THE NEW YORK TIMES November 5, 2017 The mass shooting at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Tex., on Sunday, in which at least 26 people died, was the latest and by far the most deadly shooting at a church in recent years. Here are...

Suspect in Tennessee Church Shooting Cited Revenge for Charleston Massacre

By SERGE F. KOVALESKI and ALAN BLINDER September 29, 2017 The 25-year-old black man accused of a deadly shooting at a church near Nashville had a note in his car that made reference to revenge for the church massacre carried out by a white...

Dostoyevsky, NPR and Mass Murder: Files Shed Light on Dylann Roof

By KEVIN SACK May 31, 2017 CHARLESTON, S.C. — In early January, after a series of closed-court hearings, a federal judge in Charleston allowed Dylann S. Roof to represent himself as prosecutors sought his execution for a murderous 2015 rampage at a...

Joey Meek, Dylann Roof Friend, Gets 27 Months in Prison for Lying to F.B.I.

By CHRIS DIXON and KEVIN SACK March 21, 2017 CHARLESTON, S.C. — Joseph C. Meek Jr., who befriended Dylann S. Roof in the years before nine people were killed at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church here, was sentenced Tuesday to 27...