Added by on 2017-01-11


A jury sentenced church killer Dylann Roof to death after three hours of deliberation, capping an emotional monthlong trial. Dylann Roof, a 22-year-old who killed nine black worshipers at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, hadn’t expressed remorse for the June 2015 slayings. He wrote in a jailhouse journal that he had shed tears of self-pity for himself, but had “not shed a tear for the innocent people I killed.” Prosecutors said Mr. Roof deserved the death penalty because he targeted the church to ensure maximum notoriety and attention to the slayings, and because it was a place where people weren’t likely to be armed.

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