Trial Date Set for Joey Meek, friend of Dylan Roof

Joey Meek, friend of accused Emanuel AME Church shooter, Dylann Roof, will be having his day in court sooner rather than later.

Meek’s trial has been set for 9:00 a.m. on June 27, 2016. Meek has been accused of knowing about Roof’s plans, and doing nothing to prevent the attack.

According to the Post and Courier, “Meek, 21, faces up to eight years in prison if convicted of misprision of a felony and lying to federal authorities.”

The FBI believes Meek knew details of Roof’s plan early on, and also lied to authorities after the crime had been carried out. The Post and Courier states, “Meek and his family members have said that Roof spoke of carrying out mass violence in Charleston and starting a race war.”

The trial for Dylann Roof is set to begin in July. The prosecutor in Meek’s case, Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Richardson, said Meek’s trial could last anywhere from 5-10 days. Jury selection will begin on May 3.