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Accused Charleston Church Gunman Assaulted in Jail

Roof faces the death penalty in upcoming trials in both federal and state court

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    Accused Charleston Church Gunman Assaulted in Jail
    This June 18, 2015, file photo, provided by the Charleston County Sheriff's Office shows Dylann Roof, the man charged in the massacre of nine parishioners at a Charleston church.

    Dylann Roof, the man charged in the massacre of nine parishioners at a historically black church in Charleston, was assaulted Thursday by another inmate at the South Carolina jail where he is being held, authorities said, NBC News reported.

    An inmate exited his cell, ran down the stairs and attacked Roof while he was showering, according to a Charleston County Sheriff's office incident report.

    Roof, 22, sustained bruises to his face and back. Dwayne Stafford, 25, will be charged with assault in the third degree, Charleston County Sheriff's Office Spokesman Major Eric Watson told NBC News.

    Roof faces the death penalty in upcoming trials in both federal and state courts.

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