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Mourning in Charleston

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On June 17th of 2015 Dylann Roof went into Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church and killed nine black churchgoers. Roof faced a trial and recently jury members came to a unanimous decision. According to BET, the 22-year-old has been sentenced to death for this hate crime.

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Roof’s defense team said, “We want to express our sympathy to all of the families who were so grievously hurt by Dylann Roof’s actions. Today’s sentencing decision means that this case will not be over for a very long time.” A formal sentence will begin on Wednesday in which families will be able to speak in court. Reports also say that Roof asked the judge for a new defense team so he could possibly have a retrial.

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