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Attorneys for friend of Charleston church shooting defendant attending federal hearing


CHARLESTON, South Carolina — A hearing is set in federal court in the case of a defendant charged with not reporting everything he knew about the plans of a man accused of shooting nine black parishioners at a Charleston church.

U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel meets Friday with attorneys representing 21-year-old Joey Meek to discuss the status of his case.

Prosecutors allege Meek lied and failed to report what he knew about Dylann Roof's plans for the shooting at Emanuel AME Church. Meek's attorneys want a trial delay. Their client is not expected at the hearing.

Roof, also 21, faces nine counts of murder in state court and dozens of federal charges, including hate crimes stemming from the June 17 shootings.

Gergel has set another hearing in the Roof case for next month.

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