CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – The only person with whom Dylann Roof shared his plans to massacre worshippers at a South Carolina church has been sentenced to 27 months in prison for failing to report a crime and lying to the FBI.READ MORE: Small Business Saturday Offers North Texans Another Day Of Deals And Steals
Joey Meek apologized Tuesday at sentencing in connection with Roof’s plans for a shooting attack that killed nine worshippers in June 2015 at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston.
“I’m really, really sorry. A lot of beautiful lives were taken,” said Meek, who began to cry at sentencing.
U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel said he wanted Meek to spend time in prison as a deterrent for anyone in the future who knows about something so serious and fails to report it.READ MORE: Pavelski Reaches 400 Career Goals As Stars Beat Avalanche 3-1
Meek has said Roof told the outlines of his plan as they drank vodka and snorted cocaine a week before the killings.
Federal prosecutors say Meek had lied to the FBI about knowing of Roof’s plot.TCU Falls 48-14 To Iowa State
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