Dylann Roof Gets Death Penalty

Dylann Roof has been sentenced to death for killing 9 black church members in 2015; he is the first person to get death penalty for federal hate crimes.

From The New York Times:

The jury of nine whites and three blacks, who last month found Mr. Roof guilty of 33 counts for the attack at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, S.C., returned their unanimous verdict after about three hours of deliberations in the penalty phase of a heart-rending and often legally confounding trial.

The guilt of Mr. Roof, who coolly confessed to the killings and then justified them without remorse in a jailhouse manifesto, was never in serious doubt during the first phase of the proceedings in Federal District Court in December. By the time the jurors began their deliberations on his sentence, it seemed inevitable that they would lean toward death, not only because of the heinous nature of the crimes but because Mr. Roof, 22, insisted on denying any psychological incapacity, called no witnesses, presented no evidence in his defense and mostly sidelined his court-appointed lawyers.

Mr. Roof, who showed no emotion as the verdict was read, will be formally sentenced on Wednesday. This story is developing. Check back in the next few minutes for updates…

BREAKING: Dylann Roof has been sentenced to death by a South Carolina jury. https://t.co/C0jtPtNyKe

— WSFA 12 News (@wsfa12news) January 10, 2017

The jury steps out. Roof’s face doesn’t show any emotion. @wis10 #RoofTrial #DylannRoof #BREAKING

— Chad K. Mills (@ChadKMills) January 10, 2017

#DylannRoof is asking for new lawyers for his motion for a new trial. #DylannRoofTrial #Emanuel12

— Janae Frazier (@JanaeFrazier) January 10, 2017

The hearing will be conducted at 9:30 tomorrow morning. @wis10 #RoofTrial #DylannRoof #BREAKING

— Chad K. Mills (@ChadKMills) January 10, 2017

Reactions Over Twitter Were Unanimously In Favor Of The Ruling…

The #Emanuel9 plus #ClementaPinckney finally got JUSTICE! May you ROT IN HELL #DylannRoof! #CHSnews #BlackLivesMatter #EndHate #EndRacism

— Spencer Karter (@SpencerKarter) January 10, 2017

RT @NPR: BREAKING: Dylann Roof sentenced to death for killing nine people at Charleston’s historic AME Church. pic.twitter.com/HSPagk7iKT

🗡 (@6PAPl) January 10, 2017

#DylannRoof bye bitch

— J (@okayjuIio) January 10, 2017

Reminder: the church where #DylannRoof killed 9 people does not support the death penalty. https://t.co/J2aeRkfHvx

— Jack Jenkins (@jackmjenkins) January 10, 2017

dylann roof: “anyone who thinks i’m full of hate has no idea what real hatred looks like. they think they do but they don’t.” #charleston

— jelani cobb (@jelani9) January 10, 2017

Dylann Roof is a racist. What he did was evil.

Those 4 black Chgo thugs who tortured that white teen are racists. What they did was evil.

— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) January 5, 2017

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