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, the White supremacist who shot and
nine Black churchgoers in a hate crime at Emanuel AME Church in South Carolina in 2015, has been condemned to death by a federal jury.
The New York Times:
“The jury of nine whites and three blacks, who last month found Mr. Roof guilty of 33 counts for the attack at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, S.C., returned their unanimous verdict after about three hours of deliberations in the penalty phase of a heart-rending and often legally confounding trial.”
According to the Times, Roof showed no emotion when the verdict was read, though given his lack of remorse for the murders and the jailhouse manifesto he penned justifying them, the guilty verdict and sentencing was expected.
Roof will be formally sentenced
. on Wednesday
SOURCE: The New York Times
20 Pictures That Show The Powerful Resilience Of Charleston’s Mother Emanuel AME Church
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1. Mother Emanuel AME Church held its first service since the shooting death of nine African-American church members on June 17.
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2. People line up to enter for Sunday service at the Emanuel AME Church.
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3. Two children wait to enter the Emanuel AME Church June 21, 2015 in Charleston, South Carolina.
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4. A member of the church is seen outside of Emanuel AME before its first service since the Charleston shooting.
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5. A Charleston County sheriff’s deputy checks bags as people line up to enter for Sunday service at the Emanuel AME Church.
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6. Gloria Moore watches the church as parishioners take their seats at the Emanuel AME Church.
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7. A woman prays as she attends the Sunday service outside of the Emanuel AME Church.
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8. People pray and listen to the Sunday service outside of the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina.
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9. Parishioners sit at Emanuel AME Church four days after a mass shooting that claimed the lives of its pastor and eight others.
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10. The Rev. Norvel Goff, right, prays at the empty seat of the Rev. Clementa Pinckney.
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11. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, R-S.C., embraces U.S. Sen Tim Scott, R-S.C., at Emanuel AME Church.
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12. A parishioner prays at the empty seat of the Rev. Clementa Pinckney at the Emanuel AME Church.
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13. A family is seen leaving Emanuel AME Church following Sunday services.
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14. People embrace as they depart the Emanuel AME Church following Sunday services.
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15. Church members comfort one another after Emanuel’s first service since the Charleston shooting.
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16. A mother and son surround a memorial for the nine church members killed during the Charleston shooting.
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17. Charleston natives comfort each other during the church’s first service since the shooting on June 17.
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18. Activist DeRay McKesson is seen outside of Emanuel AME church.
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