The brutal killings at Emanuel AME Church rocked the nation and claimed nine innocent lives.
The 21-year-old terroristÂ was ordered to be held without bail.
Chief Magistrate James Gosnell called out the names of each of the victims the victims and asked family members to come forward if they wanted to make a statement.
Ethel Lance’s daughter was the first to speak (via video conference) and she offered the killer her forgiveness.
“I will never talk to her ever again. I will never be able to hold her ever again. But I forgive you,” she said.
“You hurt me, you hurt a lot of people. May God forgive you.”