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The 22-year-old is the first person sentenced to death for federal hate crimes.
The jury has spoken and Charleston church shooter, Dylann Roof will been sentenced to death.
A federal grand jury decided on Tuesday after three hours of deliberation that Roof pay with his life for viciously murdering perishioners at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church 19 months ago.
The formal sentencing could come down as soon as Wednesday, The New York Times reports.
Testimony during Roof’s trial included words from the shooting survivors, along with family of the victims who labeled him as “evil as can be,” while the self-professed white supremacist sat in court displaying no remorse for his actions.
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In his jailhouse journal, Roof further attestest to his soulless action of committing the massacre, which he said was executed because he wanted to entice a race war.
“I would like to make it crystal clear,” he wrote. “I do not regret what I did. I am not sorry. I have not shed a tear for the innocent people I killed.”
In December, Roof was convincted of 33 charges for his actions on that fateful June day as he fired off shots in the historical Black church, killing nine during their weekly Bible study.
The 22-year-old is the first person sentenced to death for federal hate crimes, the last person to be sent to federal death row was the Boston Marathon bomber in 2015.
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