Dylann Roof to Face Death Penalty for Charleston Church Shooting
Prosecutors will seek the death penalty for Dylann Roof, the 21-year-old white South Carolinian who shot and killed nine black people in a racially motivated attack on a church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, in June.
Roof is facing33 federal hate crime and firearms charges in addition to more than a dozen state murder and attempted murder counts. Federal charges were needed to charge Roof with a hate crime because South Carolina doesn’t have its own hate crime laws. Of the federal charges, 18 “could potentially carry the death penalty”.
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“Get rid of gun free zones,” Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump tweeted after a gunman massacred five in Chattanooga last month. “Gun-free zones an easy target for killers” an opinion headline on Fox News read after a white supremacist shot up a black South Carolina church and killed nine. Conservative sites also blamed gun-free zones after massacres at multiple movie theaters and other shootings.