Dylann Roof found guilty on all counts in Emanuel AME Church massacre case

Dylann Roof, a gun-obsessed loner who tried to provoke a race war after soaking up online hate, faces a potential death sentence after a jury convicted him Thursday of 33 federal crimes stemming from his massacre of nine black parishioners at Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church.

A federal jury with three black members and nine whites deliberated for two hours before finding the white supremacist guilty of hate crimes, obstruction of religion and firearms violations. Roof stood facing forward, impassive, as the jury foreman read each count in order, accompanied by: “We find the defendant Dylann Storm Roof guilty.”

They will return Jan. 3 to decide whether he will be put to death or imprisoned for life for committing the shooting rampage.

Read it all from the local paper.


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One comment on “Dylann Roof found guilty on all counts in Emanuel AME Church massacre case

  1. Kendall Harmon says:

    Even reading the reports of this trial second hand, as it were, from people who were present in the courtroom made for absolutely chilling daily perusals.

    Lord have mercy.