Families of Charleston Church mass shooting victims reach an $88m settlement with the Department of Justice

Families of Charleston Church mass shooting victims reach an $88m settlement with the Department of Justice



The families of nine people fatally shot in 2015 at a historically Black church in Charleston, South Carolina, have reached an $88 million settlement with the Justice Department in their lawsuit over the shooter's weapon purchase.



The settlements range from $6 million to $7.5 million per claimant for those killed at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church and $5 million per claimant for survivors, the Justice Department said.



The victims killed ranged from 26 to 87 years old. They were Pinckney, the Rev. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, the Rev. DePayne Middleton-Doctor, the Rev. Daniel Simmons, Cynthia Hurd, Susie Jackson, Myra Thompson, Ethel Lance and Tywanza Sanders.



Dylann Roof, a White supremacist, was convicted of federal murder and hate crimes charges for killing nine congregants during a Bible study program June 17, 2015. He was sentenced to death in 2017 and has appealed his conviction.Latest Post
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