Federal Prosecutors Will Seek The Death Penalty Against Dylann Roof
The 22-year-old confessed to killing nine churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina, last year.By Katie Link | May 24, 2016
Federal prosecutors announced they will seek the death penalty against Dylann Roof, the man who confessed to killing nine churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina, nearly a year ago.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced the decision against 22-year-old Roof on Tuesday, writing, "The nature of the alleged crime and the resulting harm compelled this decision."
Prosecutors say Roof opened fire inside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston on June 17, 2015. He has been charged with 33 federal offenses.