It should be no surprise that Dylan Roof was found guilty for the Charleston church killings. This is how that story is being covered by major media:
It took twelve jurors less than two hours to decide the fate of Dylann Roof, the avowed white supremacist who killed nine parishioners in a Charleston church in 2015. On Thursday, after an emotional seven-day federal trial, Roof was found guilty of all 33 charges of murder, attempted murder and federal hate crimes.
Roof faces either the death penalty or life imprisonment for his crimes.
Throughout the trial, which began and ended with testimony from two of the adult survivors of the massacre, Roof’s defense team was restrained. The 22-year-old defendant had confessed to the crimes in a lengthy interview with investigators; the issue before the court was whether or not Roof’s act was a hate crime and whether it impeded on the Emanuel A.M.E. church members’ religious freedom, the… (read more)