— The Post and Courier (@postandcourier) December 15, 2016
Late Thursday, [Jennifer] Pinckney drove home after a jury found Dylann Roof guilty of all 33 charges against him, including hate crimes and religious obstruction. She prepared to speak with her girls again. This time, she could tell them that a jury had found the man who killed their father guilty. At the least, he would spend his life in prison.
“The first step is over,” Pinckney said. “It gave us at least a little bit of closure before the holidays and before we get going again in January.”
She hopes the penalty phase of Roof’s trial, set to start Jan. 3, goes as quickly as the first.
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