Roof GUILTY of all charges in Emanuel AME church killings

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FILE – In this June 18, 2015 file photo, Charleston, S.C., shooting suspect Dylann Storm Roof is escorted from the Cleveland County Courthouse in Shelby, N.C. Prosecutors who wanted to show that Roof was a cruel, angry racist simply used his own words at his death penalty trial on charges he killed nine black people […]

CHARLESTON, SC (WSPA/WCBD) – Dylann Roof has been found guilty of all 33 charges in the church massacre at the Emanuel AME church in Charleston that left 9 people dead.

Roof faces the possibility of the death penalty in the sentencing phase that begins January 3.

The jury deliberated for about two hours.

The jury of two black women, one black man, eight white women and one white man will reconvene January 3 to tasked with determining if he should be sentenced to death or life in prison.

Roof faced 33 separate federal charges, including hate crimes and obstruction of religion charges for each of the nine people killed and three who survived the June 2015 massacre.

Roof just stared ahead as the verdict was read, much as he has throughout the trial.

Governor Nikki Haley released a statement after the verdict saying, “It is my hope that the survivors, the families, and the people of South Carolina can find some peace in the fact that justice has been served.”

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