South Carolina church shooter Dylann Roof attended his bond hearing via video
hookup from the jail behind the courthouse and a judge allowed distraught family members of his victims to speak to him.
“It’s important to hear from the victims and let them speak out,” said
the Judge Gosnell. Some family members declined to speak but the
daughter of Esther Lance (pictured inset), spoke
“I just want everybody to know… to you… I forgive you. You took
something very precious away from me. I will never talk to her ever
again. I will never be able to hold her again. But I forgive you… and
have mercy on your soul. You hurt me, you hurt a lot of people, but I forgive you.” she said as Roof showed no emotion.