Graphic images of bodies, blood and bullets flashed before a jury and families of the dead Thursday as federal prosecutors continued to build their case against a self-avowed white supremacist accused of turning a cherished Charleston sanctuary into a gruesome tomb.
Dylann Roof, 22, sat still and expressionless, looking down at the defense table, as federal prosecutors in his hate crimes trial showed 360-degree image scans from inside the Emanuel AME Church fellowship hall where nine black worshipers died in a barrage of bullets. The chilling images showed the dead lying on a white tile floor smeared with blood and littered with spent shell casings and emptied magazines that had been cast aside when their rounds were exhausted.
Brittany Burke, a former State Law Enforcement Division crime scene technician, methodically walked the court through the visual display, identifying the fallen and pointing out evidence left in the killer’s wake. Despite a warning