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White Supremacist Murderer Dylann Roof Sentenced to Death

HeadlineJan 11, 2017

In South Carolina, white supremacist and convicted murderer Dylann Roof has received the death penalty for murdering nine black worshipers, including Pastor Clementa Pinckney, at the historic Emanuel AME Church in June of 2015. During the trial, prosecutors quoted excerpts of a racist manifesto written by Roof while he was held in a Charleston jail. Roof wrote, “I would like to make it crystal clear I do not regret what I did. … I am not sorry. I have not shed a tear for the innocent people I killed.” On Tuesday, after about three hours of deliberations, the jury returned with the unanimous decision that Roof should be put to death. Rev. Sharon Risher, the daughter of one of Roof’s victims, Ethel Lee Lance, said, “I don’t believe in the death penalty, but I’m my mother’s child, and with everything that’s happened, sometimes I want him to die. It’s like, you know what, this fool continues to just be evil.” We’ll have more on Dylann Roof’s death sentence later in the broadcast with Rev. William Barber.

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