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Dylan Roof Will Die, Charleston Church Shooter’s Death Sentence Upheld

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Charleston Church Shooter’s Death Sentence Upheld

Sadistic white supremacist Dylan roof has had his sentence upheld by the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals after he tried to appeal it numerous times.

The unanimous three-judge panel rejected all arguments that Roof should have been ruled incompetent to stand trial.

Roof claimed he committed the horrific massacre because he had schizophrenia and suffered from psychological disorders. He was convicted of shooting nine innocent people inside Emanuel AME Church in Charleston during a Bible study on June 17, 2015.

CHARLESTON, SC – UNDATED: In this undated photo provided by the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, Dylann Storm Roof appears in a mugshot from a previous arrest, released on June 18, 2015 in Charleston, South Carolina. Roof, 21, of Lexington, South Carolina, is the suspect in a deadly shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, on June 17, 2015. Nine people were killed in the attack. (Photo by Lexington County Sheriff’s Department via Getty Images)

“No cold record or careful parsing of statutes and precedents can capture the full horror of what Roof did,” the opinion added. “His crimes qualify him for the harshest penalty that a just society can impose.”

“Dylann Roof murdered African Americans at their church, during their Bible-study and worship. They had welcomed him. He slaughtered them,” the 149-page opinion writes.

Roof was welcomed into the church by the worshippers, only for him to slaughter them in cold blood. Upon his arrest by the FBI, Roof confessed that he wanted the shootings to bring back segregation and to start a race war.

“When apprehended, he frankly confessed, with barely a hint of remorse,” the opinion adds.




Roof was the first person to be sentenced to death for a federal hate crime in 2017.

 

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