Twelve federal jurors announced that the Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof, who killed nine people in a 2015 massacre at a historically black church, will be put to death.
CNN reported, The 10 women and two men recommended the death penalty for all 18 counts that carried that as a possible sentence. Judge Richard Gergel will formally sentence Roof on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. ET.
Before the jury deliberated his fate for three hours, Roof told the jury he still feels he had no choice.
He said, “In my confession to the FBI I told them that I had to do it, and obviously that’s not really true. … I didn’t have to do anything. But what I meant when I said that was, I felt like I had to do it, and I still do feel like I had to do it.”
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