Just a few hours after he told a crowded courtroom, “I still feel like I had to do it,” Dylann Roof was sentenced to death by a federal jury for carrying out the mass shooting inside Charleston's Emanuel AME Church in a bid to spark a race war, reported The Post & Courier.
The 12-member panel – three black jurors, nine white – deliberated for a little less than three hours before unanimously deciding the 22-year-old self-avowed white supremacist should die for his crimes rather than spend his life in prison without the possibility of parole.
U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel has scheduled a hearing for 9:30 a.m. today to formally impose that sentence and hear from loved ones who wish to address the killer.
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