Joey Meek, friend of Dylann Roof sentenced to prison

On Mar. 21, Joey Meek was sentenced to 27 months in prison for lying to the FBI and concealment of a crime. Meek, the friend of Emanuel AME shooter Dylann Roof, stopped a friend from calling the police and lied to the FBI about his conversation with Roof.

Meek lived 20 minutes out of Columbia, and Roof tended to stay at his mobile home from time to time. Weeks before the shooting, Roof drunkenly told Meek that something should be done about black people, and Meek took Roof’s gun away until he was sober.

Unlike Roof, Meek claims to feel remorse for the murders of  nine people. He has sent hand-written letters to each victim’s family, and states that his reluctance to inform the police was due to the fact he was on probation for a previous crime.

Meek now claims that he wishes he would have called the police, and is afraid for his life in jail, so he plans to appeal his sentence.

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