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Dylan Roof told her……”He Spared her life, so she could tell the story”


Felicia Sanders (R) and Polly Sheppard (L), two of the three survivors of the Mother Emanuel Church shooting in Charleston, walk off the stage on the third evening session of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia July 27, 2016
Felicia Sanders (R) and Polly Sheppard (L), two of the three survivors of the Mother Emanuel Church shooting in Charleston, walk off the stage on the third evening session of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia July 27, 2016

A survivor of last year’s massacre of nine African American churchgoers in Charleston, SC recalled in federal court today how gunman, Dylann Roof, spared her life, telling her he needed her “to tell the story.”

Polly Sheppard (pictured above left), told a jury, she dove under a table as shots rang out at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on June 17, 2015 at the end of a Bible study session.

When Sheppard opened her eyes, Roof’s boots were in her line of sight, she told the jury who’s hearing the federal death penalty case in South Carolina, what Roof said to her.

“Did I shoot you yet?” Roof asked, according to Sheppard.

“No,” she replied.

“I’m not going to. I need you to tell the story,” Roof said.

Roof was given a Bible and pamphlet when he entered the church and joined the group, Sheppard recalled.

At the end of the session about 50 minutes later, the group stood to pray, closing their eyes.

That was when gunshots rang out.

Sheppard said she mistook them for the sparking of old electrical wiring until her friend Felicia Sanders started screaming.

“Oh, he’s shooting everybody, Miss Polly,” Sheppard recalled Sanders saying.

Sheppard told the court how Roof executed 26-year-old Tywanza Sanders, Felicia Sanders’s son.

“Why are you doing this? We mean you no harm,” said a wounded Tywanza Sanders, who propped himself up on his elbows to address the attacker before being shot dead.

“I have to. I have to. You’re raping our women and taking over the nation,” Roof said, according to Sheppard’s account.

Closing arguments are set for tomorrow, with the jury expected to begin deliberations. Should he be found guilty, Roof has elected to represent himself during the sentencing phase of the trial. Either way, he faces the death penalty.

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41 thoughts on “Dylan Roof told her……”He Spared her life, so she could tell the story”

  1. This is absolutely sickening. This is an act of pure evil and mental illness. It is not a white versus black thing, and not because of the existence of guns. In this case, just pure evil 😡

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  2. I hope Roof doesn’t make people want to support the death penalty. He needs to be kept alive so he can think about what he did.

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  3. Sick motherfucker!!!!
    If one of those beautiful black women was my mother, I couldn’t be in that court room at his trial because it would take everything in me NOT to kill his ass.

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    1. If one of those beautiful black women was my mother, I couldn’t be in that court room at his trial because it would take everything in me NOT to kill his ass.
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      exactly

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  4. “Why are you doing this? We mean you no harm,” said a wounded Tywanza Sanders, who propped himself up on his elbows to address the attacker before being shot dead.

    “I have to. I have to. You’re raping our women and taking over the nation,” Roof said, according to Sheppard’s account.

    Wow O_o I can’t with this 😥 evil bastard!

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  5. Watching Roland Martin and the question is, “should Dylan Roof get the death penalty?”

    Yes OR No, what y’all think?

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    1. Olivijah, I’m watching he was taking callers and this one caller said “they should FRY his ass in grease” 😆

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  6. Roof faces a possible death sentence
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    A part of me wants him to just sit in jail and get beat, raped, and everything else bad that can happen everyday in jail. The other part wants to send him straight to hell!

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  7. I hope this conviction will deter others from murdering innocent people. May the victims Rest In Peace.

    I don’t want him to get the death penalty. I want him to spend the rest of his life getting beaten and bloodied by the “othered” prison population.

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  8. The average cost to house an inmate in south Carolina is over 20,000 dollars per year… this pink pig is going to live better than people busting their butt working everyday.

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    1. Cameo,
      This is why i like the work release programs. Inmates can work and pay their own way. Here in NC its $400 month.

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  9. I hope this P>O>S sits on death row for the rest of his life. I don’t want him executed. I want him to lose his virginity in jail. I want him to meet up with Bubba and ’em. I want him to get shanked in the azz every time he blinks!!! I want him to never see the light of day — just those cement walls and feel that hard cock — I mean cot every time he sleeps.

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  10. I am ready for the sentencing…he had so much to say when confessing it will be interesting to see what he says with a death sentence hanging over his head

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