South Carolina to seek death penalty in Charleston church massacre

South Carolina will seek the death penalty against the man charged in the June massacre of nine people at a Charleston church, court documents showed on Thursday. Dylann Roof, 21, faces charges of murdering nine members of the Emanuel AME Church during a Bible study session. Roof is white and the nine slain people were black. Roof faces additional federal hate-crime charges that also raise the possibility of a death sentence.



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