Dylann Roof appears by closed-circuit television at his bond hearing in Charleston, South Carolina in this June 19, 2015 still image from video. REUTERS/Pool/Files
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During a brief arraignment in federal court, defense attorney David Bruck said that he couldn't counsel his client, Dylann Roof, to enter a guilty plea without knowing the government's intentions.U.S. Magistrate Judge Bristow Marchant then entered a not guilty plea for Roof, 21, who faces 33 federal charges including hate crimes, weapons charges and obstructing the practice of religion. Eighteen of the 33 charges against Roof could potentially carry the death penalty, while conviction on each of the others could mean a life prison sentence.Also during Friday's hearing, Marchant accepted Roof's application as an indigent defendant -- meaning the state will pay for his attorneys.
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