Convicted Church Shooter Dylann Roof Given The Death Penalty
The evil-hearted terrorist behind the shooting and killing of nine black churchgoers, Dylann Roof, has been sentenced to death for his actions.
Jurors deliberated last week whether or not Dylann Roof should get the death penalty or life in prison for shooting and killing nine black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina.
It only took two hours for 12 jury members to come to a unanimous decision.
Roof has been sentenced to die for his heinous actions. A call of which has caused quite the debate amongst pro-life and pro-death advocates. If the jurors on the case were unable to agree on a final decision, an automatic life sentence would have been imposed.
“We want to express our sympathy to all of the families who were so grievously hurt by Dylann Roof’s actions,” Roof’s defense team relayed in a statement. “[The] sentencing decision means that this case will not be over for a very long time. We are sorry that, despite our best efforts, the legal proceedings have shed so little light on the reasons for this tragedy.”
Roof’s family also released a statement.
“We will always love Dylann. We will struggle as long as we live to understand why he committed this horrible attack, which caused so much pain to so many good people. We wish to express the grief we feel for the victims of his crims, and our sympathy to the many families he has hurt. We continue to pray for the Emanuel AME families and the Charleston community.”
South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott thanked jurors for their service in a statement posted to Twitter, and said Roof was “rightly sentenced to death.”