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Funeral To Be Held For Charleston Shooting Victim Myra Thompson

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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, center, with son and daughter-in-law Hunter and Kathleen Biden, to his right, sing “We Shall Overcome” while joining hands with Emanuel AME Church members Sunday, June 28, 2015 in Charleston, S.C. Biden delivered a short speech and said he was there to stand in solidarity with the church and families of the nine people who were killed June 17. (Melissa Boughton/The Post and Courier via AP)

June 29, 2015: At a South Carolina church the funeral for the victim whose husband offered forgiveness to the suspect in the deadly shootings will be held Monday at the church where the attack took place.

On June 17 Fifty-nine-year-old Myra Thompson was one of nine people gunned down during Bible study at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston.

All nine of the victims in the shooting were black and police contend the attack was racially motivated.

During a court appearance last week, Thompson’s widower, Anthony Thompson, told the 21-year-old suspect, Dylann Storm Roof, that his family offered their forgiveness.

Thompson’s funeral Monday follows services for four other victims held at Emanuel AME this weekend that brought political and religious leaders in addition to friends and family.

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