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Federal Authorities to Seek Death Penalty Against Dylann Roof

posted on May 25, 2016

The Post and Courier‘s  Andrew Knapp and Jennifer Berry Hawes report, “Nearly a year after gunfire interrupted a Bible study at Emanuel AME Church, federal prosecutors said Tuesday that they will seek the death penalty against Dylann Roof, the 22-year-old suspect in a racially motivated attack that killed nine black worshippers.” The substantial planning and expression of racial attitudes contributed to the federal government’s decision to seek capital punishment. “The government is taking a stand, saying this kind of crime won’t be tolerated in the United States of America, and when you do commit a crime, you’ve got to take responsibility for your actions,” said Kevin Singleton, son of one of the victims. “It’s a great message being sent by the government that this won’t be tolerated.”

Read at The Post and Courier