Documents: After Charleston, Roof went toward 2nd AME church

Dylann Roof is escorted from the Cleveland County Courthouse in Shelby N.C. in this 2015 file

Dylann Roof is escorted from the Cleveland County Courthouse in Shelby N.C. in this 2015 file

After killing nine black parishioners at a Charleston church, Dylann Roof drove more than 20 miles and stopped at a second African-American church, according to newly unsealed court documents.

A recently unsealed motion from federal prosecutors states that evidence collected from Roof's Global Positioning System indicates that he traveled near Branch AME Church in Summerville, another predominantly African-American church, immediately after leaving Mother Emanuel.

Attorney David Bruck, who represented Roof during his federal death penalty trial, argues that a closer look at the Global Positioning System evidence cited by prosecutors shows that Roof did not stop at Branch AME Church, instead driving past the church at 30 or 40 miles per hour.

As the news station noted, the Branch AME is about 30 minutes away from Emanuel and also had a Bible study that night. "I'm trying to get through it", Berry said Wednesday, moments before heading to the very Bible study class that was canceled the night of the shootings. "But what I meant when I said that was, I felt like I had to do it, and I still do feel like I had to do it", Roof said. They argued that it was just a coincidence that he traveled by Branch AME, as he followed a route towards Shelby, North Carolina, where he was eventually arrested the next day. He told them that he considered several targets including a "black festival" before deciding to attack Emanuel AME.

Roof's defense attorneys sought to exclude the Global Positioning System data along with two photographs of the Branch AME Church from trial.

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Defense lawyers in court documents disputed that Roof stopped at the church.

There is no indication that Roof entered the church, and it's unclear if anyone was still there when he arrived.

Global Positioning System data revealed Roof's itinerary to investigators, court records not presented in the trial showed, according to ABC News.

He also faces state murder charges.