Dylann Roof Found Guilty On All Counts For Charleston Church Killings


On Dec. 15, a jury declared Dylann Roof guilty of all charges in the shooting death of nine congregants inside the Emnauel AME Church, Buzzfeed reports.

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In 2015, Roof entered the Charleston, SC based sanctuary and opened fire in a racially-charged act. He faced 33 counts, which included violations of the Hate Crime Act. According to the news site’s Senior Reporter, Mike Hayes, this decision deems that out of the white supremacist’s charges, 17 of them might result in the death penalty.

Buzzfeed adds that following the jury’s decision, they’ll “prepare to hear more evidence and testimony during a penalty phase,” which will commence on Jan. 3, 2017. During the deliberation, they’ll decide if Roof — who’ll be representing himself — will get the death penalty or life in prison.