Dylann Roof appears via video before a judge in Charleston, S.C., on Friday, June 19, 2015. The 21-year-old accused of killing nine people inside a black church in Charleston made his first court appearance, with the relatives of all the victims making tearful statements. (Centralized Bond Hearing Court, of Charleston, S.C. via AP)

Families of Charleston 9 forgive shooting suspect in court

They forgave him. They advised Dylann Storm Roof to repent for his sins, and asked for God’s mercy on his soul.

This photo provided by Charleston County Sheriff's Office shows Dylann Roof, Thursday, June 18, 2015. Roof, 21, was arrested Thursday in the slayings of several people Wednesday, including the pastor, at a prayer meeting inside The Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. (Charleston County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Shooting suspect feared ‘blacks were taking over the world’

The 21-year-old accused of killing nine people during Bible study at a black Charleston, South Carolina church is awaiting a bond hearing th…