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Charleston Church shooter Dylann Roof sentenced to death

By J.A. HaglJanuary 10, 2017


Dylann Roof receives death sentences
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Charleston Church shooter Dylann Roof is sentenced to death after being found guilty on 33 counts. The 22-year-old white supremacist killed nine during bible study on June 7, 2015. In his jailhouse journal, he showed no remorse for the killings. During the trial, Roof denied psychological incapacity, he called no witnesses and presented no evidence in his defense. According to the Justice Department, Roof will the first federal hate crime defendant to be sentenced to death.