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Tennessee church shooting suspect due in court Monday

October 23, 2017

FILE - This undated photo provided by Metro Nashville Police Department shows Emanuel Kidega Samson. A preliminary hearing for Samson is scheduled for Monday morning, Oct. 23, 2017, in front of a Davidson County general sessions judge. Samson is charged with murder in the Sept. 24 slaying of a woman at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Nashville. (Metro Nashville Police Department via AP, File)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The man accused of fatally shooting one person and wounding six others at a Tennessee church is slated for a court appearance.

A preliminary hearing for 25-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson is scheduled for Monday morning in front of a Davidson County general sessions judge.

Samson is charged with murder in the Sept. 24 slaying of a 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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