The Justice Department has said it will seek the death penalty for Dylann Storm Roof, the man accused of massacring nine African-American worshipers in Charleston, South Carolina, last year. Roof is accused of opening fire during Bible study at Emanuel AME Church in an attack motivated by racism. In a statement, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said, “The nature of the alleged crime and the resulting harm compelled this decision.” State prosecutors have already said they will seek the death penalty, and Roof has been indicted on federal hate crimes charges.
Justice Dept. Seeks Death Penalty for Charleston Church Shooter Dylann Roof
HeadlineMay 25, 2016