A federal grand jury has sentenced mass shooter Dylann Roof to death for killing nine black parishioners inside a Charleston church in 2015.
Anyone that thinks I’m filled with hatred has no idea what real hatred is. They don’t know anything about me. They don’t know what real hatred looks like. They think they do, but they don’t […] I would say that in this case, the prosecution and anyone else who hates me, are the ones that have been misled.
Though it was always clear that Roof had done the crime he was accused of, the jury was forced to deliberate on whether he deserved the death penalty or life in prison without the possibility of parole for the crime. In his closing statement, Roof reiterated that the jury had promised to do what they think is right, and that only one of them needed to dissent to stop the death penalty being applied to him.
— Andrew Knapp (@offlede) January 10, 2017