The night of June 17, 2015, 21-year-old Dylann Roof entered the predominantly black Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., and opened fire on a Bible study group, killing nine parishioners.

Allen Sanders, right, kneels next to his wife Georgette as they pray at a sidewalk memorial for the shooting victims in front of Emanuel AME Church Saturday, June 20, 2015, in Charleston, S.C.
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