Reports say, accused Charleston church shooter, Dylann Roof, was attacked and beaten Thursday in the shower area of a South Carolina jail.

Roof, 22, who is in protective custody at the Charleston County Detention Center, was out of his cell and on his way to the shower when the attack occurred.

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The other inmate, Dwayne Stafford, 25, now faces assault charges. No weapons were involved in the attack and Roof was able to return to his cell after being treated, sheriff’s deputies said.Cannon gave no motivation for the attack. He said Stafford was able to access the protective custody unit and attack Roof with his fists because guards had violated security procedures. Both guards weren’t on the floor of the unit and Stafford’s cell door was not checked to make sure it was secure before Roof was let out his cell, Cannon said. Only one prisoner is allowed out of a cell at a time, Cannon said. h/t wtvr

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Roof faces the death penalty for the June 2015 shooting that killed nine people at the Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church.

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