CHARLESTON, S.C. – Dylann S. Roof, a self-radicalized young white supremacist who killed nine black parishioners last year when he opened fire during a long-planned assault on Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, was found guilty by a federal jury on Thursday.
The jury convicted Mr. Roof of nine counts of hate crimes resulting in death, three counts of hate crimes involving an attempt to kill, nine counts of obstructing the exercise of religion resulting in death, three counts of that charge with an attempt to kill, and nine counts of using a firearm to commit murder during a crime of violence.
Two deputy United States marshals stood behind Mr. Roof, whose lawyers also stood nearby.
He will face the same jurors next month to decide whether he will be sentenced to death or life in prison without parole.
Source: New York Times
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