CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA — It’s been a long-time-coming, but it seems Dylann Roof has finally received the judgment he deserves.
According to Okayplayer, this terrorist — who heartlessly murdered nine Blacks during a Bible study at Emanuel A.M.E., in June 2015 — has reportedly been sentenced to death.
— The Root (@TheRoot) November 12, 2017
The source says it took the 12-member jury 2 hours to reach a unanimous decision regarding Dylann Roof‘s federal death penalty case concerning his hate crimes.
In a statement via Twitter, according to the source, South Carolina Senator Tim Scott personally thanked the jury for their service. He stated that Roof was “rightly sentenced to death.”
Essentially though, Dylann Roof says his fellow white racists will eventually get him off the hook.
According to Vibe, Dylann believes “white supremacists [will] take over the U.S. within several years, pardon him for the killings, and make him governor of South Carolina.”
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) November 10, 2017
Of course, this was before the recent “death penalty” ruling.
Melvin Graham — brother of shooting victim, Cyntha Hurd — says the sentence is justice for his sister. However, he notes that it doesn’t bring her back.
DYLANN ROOF’S FAMILY RESPONDS
The source mentions that Dylann’s family released a statement after the verdict.
“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 crimes, and our sympathy to the many families he has hurt. We continue to pray for the Emanuel A.M.E. families and the Charleston community.”
— All Black Media (@Allblackmedia) November 13, 2017
However, according to the source, Dylann Roof is currently requesting a different legal team in order to force a retrial. Formal sentencing will continue on Wednesday, November 15.
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