Friend of Charleston shooting suspect seeks evidence in case

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Posted: Sep 24, 2015 1:19 PM

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The friend of a white man charged with killing nine black churchgoers wants to see all evidence the federal government has against him.

Court papers filed Thursday show that attorneys for Joey Meek want a judge to order federal prosecutors to let them inspect and make copies of documents, blood or fingerprint samples

Meek also wants to review any physical or mental examination records made in the case.

Meek pleaded not guilty last week to lying to law enforcement agents and failing to report what he knew about Dylann Roof's plans.

Roof faces possible death sentences in the state and federal systems over the June 17 shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal. Authorities say Meek knowingly lied to an FBI agent when he said he didn't know what Roof was planning.

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