Friend of accused Mother Emanuel shooter Dylann Roof to plead guilty

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A friend of the man accused of shooting nine parishioners to death in Charleston last year is set to plead guilty.

A plea agreement signed by federal prosecutors Monday shows that 21-year-old Joey Meek has agreed to plead guilty to lying to authorities and failure to report a crime.

Authorities have said Meek failed to tell investigators all he knew about Dylann Roof’s plans to shoot nine parishioners at Emanuel AME Church last June.

Roof is charged with nine counts of murder in state court and with hate crimes and other charges in federal court.

Meek had been set to go on trial later this year.  He’s expected to be in court Friday, April 29th, for his plea hearing.

You can view the plea agreement here.

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