Dylann Roof To Face Death Penalty For Charleston Church Shooting
It’s time for Dylann Roof to meet his fate for his heinous crime. He’s been one of the most hated men in America since that tragic day in South Carolina and now he may lose his life for it according to the PostAndCourier.
The move is a relatively rare one for the federal government since it reinstated capital punishment nearly three decades ago. Of thousands of eligible cases since then, the U.S. Attorney’s Office has authorized prosecutors to seek execution in about 500.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch said in a statement that she arrived at the decision after a “rigourous” of the case’s factual and legal issues.
“The nature of the alleged crime and the resulting harm compelled this decision,” she said.
If he’s convicted, Roof will face the ultimate penalty in two different courtrooms. In state court, he is set to be tried in January, but his federal trial has not been scheduled.
Many of the families were chastised for their willingness to forgive Roof for the massacre, but when it comes to this…
Steve Schmutz, a Charleston attorney who represents family members of three of the slain victims, said the development was not surprising.
“The families will support this decision,” he said. “Really, I think the families have mixed emotions about the death penalty. But if it’s ever going to be given, this case certainly calls for it.”
Sure the hell does. Hope he gets every volt that the electric chair has to offer.
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