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Joey Meek, a friend of accused Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof, has been indicted on charges of concealing information related to the shootings and of making false statements to the FBI, including withholding details of Roof's plan, according to court documents unsealed Friday.
Meek said he hid Roof's gun that night but put it back the next day.
Prosecutors allege Meek told an FBI agent questioning him after the shootings that "he did not know specifics of Dylann Roof's plan to shoot individuals on a Wednesday, during Bible Study, at an AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina."
The indictment also charges Meek with failing to notify authorities of the shooting "as soon as possible."
originally posted by: seagull
Sounds more like obstruction of a LE investigation, to me.
...and yes, unless I'm mistaken, not reporting certain crimes can be an offense. Where the line is? I don't know.
originally posted by: roadgravel
Looks like he shouldn't have talked to the law.
To sustain a conviction of misprision of a felony, the government must prove beyond a reasonable doubt:
that the principal had committed and completed the felony alleged;
that the defendant had full knowledge of that fact;
that the defendant failed to notify authorities; and
that the defendant took affirmative steps to conceal the crime of the principal.
The elements of misprision of a felony, both of which must be proved to support conviction, are:
concealment of something, such as suppression of evidence or some other positive act; and
failure to disclose.
Failure to disclose, without active concealment, is not a felony.
His charges have nothing to do with "not reporting" anything.
originally posted by: Xcathdra
a reply to: Sublimecraft
There is a difference between an accident and intentional act.
A persn who is shot can opt not to press charges.