Survivors Divided On Death Penalty For Dylann Roof
Dylann Roof, the man accused of killing nine in a South Carolina church, could face the death penalty. But survivors have mixed reactions about that.By Karen Rodriguez | September 3, 2015
Dylann Roof, the man accused of killing nine parishioners in a South Carolina church, could face the death penalty, according to prosecutors. But survivors and family members of the victims have had mixed reactions to the decision.
Weeks before announcing the decision, Ninth Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson met with relatives of the victims and survivors. She said the reactions were mixed, but they all respected her ultimate stance.
"Some family members of victims, because of their faith, do not believe in the death penalty, some believe the death penalty is too easy, still, others believe that the death penalty for the murders is entirely appropriate," said Scarlett Wilson, Ninth Circuit Solicitor.