A jury on Thursday convicted Dylann Roof of slaughtering nine black members of a Charleston, South Carolina, church.
He was convicted of 33 federal charges, from hate crimes to the obstruction of the practice of religion.
Roof, 22, walked into the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, commonly referred to as “Mother Emanuel,” in June 2015 during Bible study. He sat with congregation members before taking out a gun and starting his massacre.
The 12 jurors deliberated for less than two hours after six days of testimony. Seventeen of his federal charges carry the death penalty.
Roof plans to represent himself during the sentencing phase of his trial.
This is a developing story and will be updated.
SOURCE: The Huffington Post