Death penalty to be sought in Dylann Roof case

Dylann Roof
FILE - In this June 19, 2015 file photo, Dylann Storm Roof appears via video before a judge, in Charleston, S.C., Friday, June 19, 2015. Roof is accused of killing nine people inside Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston. (Centralized Bond Hearing Court via AP)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP/WCBD) — A South Carolina prosecutor says she will pursue the death penalty for a white man charged with killing nine black churchgoers.

Solicitor Scarlett Wilson addressed media at 2:45 p.m. Thursday at her office regarding the state case against 21-year-old Dylann Roof.

He also faces federal charges including hate crimes. Roof is next expected in court in October

 

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