Dylann Roof Sentenced To Death For Killing 9 Churchgoers
A United States federal jury has sentenced Dylann Roof, a white supremacist who shot and killed nine black churchgoers in Charleston in South Carolina, to death for his crime.
Dylann Roof was convicted last month of federal charges which amounted to 33 which includes hate crimes resulting in death.
He was condemned to death yesterday, Tuesday by a unanimous decision from the jury after they had deliberated for over 3 hours.
This makes Roof the first person to get the ultimate death penalty for federal hate crimes. His sentence was read formally this morning at the Charleston courthouse by Federal judge Richard Gergel.
Dylann had earlier on Tuesday thrown away the only chance he had to plead for his life in front of the jurors as he blatantly stated that “I still feel like I had to do it I have the right to ask you to give me a life sentence, but I’m not sure what good it would do anyway.”
He had specifically picked out the Emanuel AME Church, which is the oldest black church in the South, to carry out the carnage as stated by Assistant US Attorney Jay Richardson.