Tennessee church shooting suspect to get a new court date

Tennessee church shooting suspect to get a new court date

October 6th, 2017 by Associated Press in National Tennessee

FILE - This undated photo provided by Metro Nashville Police Department shows Emanuel Kidega Samson. Samson, the man charged in a shooting that killed one person and wounded six others, at a Tennessee church, has a hearing on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, scheduled in front of a Davidson County general sessions judge. Samson is charged with the fatal shooting of one woman and additional charges are expected after the rampage at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Nashville. He's being held without bond. (Metro Nashville Police Department via AP, File)

Photo by The Associated Press /Times Free Press.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The man charged in a shooting that killed one person and wounded six others at a Tennessee church will get a new court date.

In Davidson County court Friday, public defender Jonathan Wing said the preliminary hearing isn't set yet for 25-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson. He wasn't in court Friday.

Samson is charged with the Sept. 24 fatal shooting of one woman at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Nashville. Additional charges are expected. He's being held without bond.

An arrest affidavit says Samson waived his rights and told police he arrived armed and fired at Burnette.

Police haven't determined a motive. Law enforcement officials told The Associated Press a note in Samson's car referenced retaliation for a white supremacist's 2015 massacre at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina.


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