Jury Gives Dylann Roof Death Penalty

JUNE 18 2015 FILE

JUNE 18 2015 FILE

He has been sentenced to death.

The jury's verdict was the result of three hours of deliberation. Instead he took his final opportunity to address the 12 jurors tasked with deciding his fate to stay true to their own opinions - and reminded them that only one voice of dissent is needed to save him from execution.

The question is about whether #DylannRoof poses a threat to other inmates. She offered forgiveness at Roof's bond hearing, but has since not said if she wanted him to get life in prison without parole or death.

The brother of one of the victims of the Charleston Church massacre says it will be "in God's hands" if killer Dylann Roof can be forgiven.

Roof is representing himself and did not cross-examine any witnesses.

The jury's decision had to be unanimous. Law officers also reviewed Roof's jailhouse journal in which he said he felt no regret for his crimes.

Roof who had chosen to represent himself during the penalty phase, has told the judge he wants to file a motion for new lawyers.

Malcolm Graham, whose sister Cynthia Hurd was killed, said he thought the jury made the right decision.

He did try to limit the amount of heart-wrenching testimony the jurors heard, but with only little success. "I'm in the closet, under a desk", Pinckney told the operator.

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In the hours that followed, the mother had to somehow explain the death to her two daughters. "In my [FBI confession] tape I told them I had to".

"She was my world, and she was gone", he said. "They don't know anything about hate", he said.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch issued the following statement.

A federal district court jury decided Tuesday to sentence Dylann Roof to death for his June 2015 attack on a black church's Bible study group that left nine people dead. He did so due to their race. The victims in the case led lives as compassionate civic and religious leaders; devoted public servants and teachers; and beloved family members and friends. Susie Jackson, an 87-year-old grandmother and church matriarch, was struck at least 10 times. His youngest victim was 26-year-old Tywanza Sanders, who tried to convince him to stop shooting.

They also unanimously found that Roof inflicted seriously bodily injury and that he intentionally killed.

Almost two dozen friends and relatives of the victims testified during the sentencing phase of the trial.

Roof reportedly showed no emotion when the sentence was read. He went there hoping to find the best among us.

SC state Sen.

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