TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jan 10, 2017

A federal district court jury decided today to sentence Dylann Roof to death for his June 2015 attack on a South Carolina black church that left nine people dead. The jurors took very little time to make their decision after closing arguments, USA Today reports. The jury found that all aggravating factors applied and rejected some mitigating factors. Observers noted that Roof showed little remorse during the proceedings. In writings from his jailhouse cell, Roof said, “I do not regret what I did. I am not sorry. I have not shed a tear for the innocent people I killed.”