Charleston Church Shooter Dylann Roof Receives Death Sentence

Dylann Roof, a white supremacist who fatally shot nine black churchgoers in Charleston in 2015, was sentenced to death Tuesday.Roof faced either life in prison or execution for the slayings on June 17, 2015. The Justice Department says he is the first person to get the death penalty for federal hate crimes.The jury reached a decision after about three hours of deliberations.Roof was convicted last month of all 33 federal charges against him. During sentencing, he represented himself and told jurors he didn't have a mental illness. But he didn't offer any remorse or ask that his life be spared.Roof told FBI agents he wanted to bring back segregation or perhaps start a race war with the slayings.The Associated Press  Continue reading...

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