TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on May 21, 2019
Prosecutors are attempting to prove that Emanuel Samson, a man accused of a mass shooting, had planned to kill multiple people when he opened fire at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch on Sept. 24, 2017. The Tennessean reports that prosecutors said Samson planned to kill a “minimum of 10 white churchgoers” during the shooting. Witnesses described multiple guns police found around Samson and in his SUV, and a police officer describes a note found his Samson’s car containing statements like “Dylann Roof is less than nothing.” Roof is a white supremacist who killed nine black worshipers in a 2015 church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina.