Watch [Breaking]: Dylann Roof Found Guilty on All 33 Charges Surrounding Charleston Church Massacre

Watch [Breaking]: Dylann Roof Found Guilty on All 33 Charges Surrounding Charleston Church Massacre

The jury returned after just two hours of deliberation.

Published December 15, 2016

  1. On Thursday, a jury found Dylann Roof guilty of the Charleston church massacre, deeming Roof guilty of all 33 federal charges
  2. In July of 2015, the white supremacist shot and killed nine Black bible study members of Charleston's iconic Emanuel AME Church
  3. After closing remarks, the jury only needed to deliberate for two hours before rendering a guilty verdict

    As the decision was read, Roof, 22, stood and looked forward with an emotionless look on his face, reported the New York Times.

  4. Next month, Roof will go before the same jury who will then decide if he will get a death sentence or life without parole

    The AME shooting will be remembered as one of the most tragic hate crimes in history. Roof admitted that he hoped the shooting would inspire a race war; however, it caused a much needed conversation about the Confederate Flag, which was removed from South Carolina's state capitol. 

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Chuck Burton, File/AP Photo)

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