Dylann Roof Sentenced To Death For Charleston Church Shooting

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Dylann Roof has been sentenced to death for the murder of nine people at a church in Charleston.

The convicted killer shot dead nine black members of Emanuel AME Church after he was invited to join them for bible study in June 2015.

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ITVreports that Roof told jurors prior to their decision that “I still feel like I had to do it”.

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The 22-year-old, who did not ask jurors to spare his life, is responsible for the deaths of Rev Clementa Pinckney, 41, and Rev Daniel Simmons, 74, Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, 45; Depayne Middleton-Doctor, 49; Cynthia Hurd, 54; Myra Thompson, 59; Ethel Lance, 70; Susie Jackson, 87; and Tywanza Sanders, 26.

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Defending himself in court Roof denied that he suffered from any psychological disorder, he also did not call a single witness.

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No remorse was shown by Roof, who wrote in a diary following his arrest, “I would like to make it crystal clear. I do not regret what I did. I am not sorry. I have not shed a tear for the innocent people I killed.”

The death penalty in South Carolina is delivered via lethal injection.

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Roof becomes the first person in the US to be given the federal death penalty for hate crimes.


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