Justice is totally going to be served with the announcement by the U.S. Attorney General that the Federal government seek the death penalty against Dylann Roof, the white supremacist who killed nine parishioners in a historic African-American church.
This is SO deserving! Dylann Roof, 21, is now facing the death penalty after the Feds have determined that his cold-blooded killing of nine black members of a Charleston, SC Bible study group warrants the death penalty. Keep reading for why the avowed racist could now be executed for his horrific act.
“Following the department’s rigorous review process to thoroughly consider all relevant factual and legal issues, I have determined that the Justice Department will seek the death penalty,” said Attorney General Loretta Lynch in a statement May 24. “The nature of the alleged crime and the resulting harm compelled this decision.”
The dead-eyed racist faces 33 federal charges, including hate crimes, obstruction of religion and firearms offenses after he brutally opened fire during a June 17 evening Bible study group at Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church, one of the most historic African-American houses of worship in the U.S. He killed the church’s esteemed pastor Clementa Pickney, as well as eight other parishioners in one of the worst race-motivated shootings the nation has ever seen.
Dylann’s friend Joey Meek, 21, claimed he had planned out the attack in advance and told him prior to the shootings that “blacks were taking over the world,” and that “someone needed to do something about it for the white race.” Dylann used money he got from his parents for his 21st birthday to buy the .45-caliber Glock semi-automatic handgun he used in the horrific attack. “It was a plan,” Joey told CBS News in 2015 about the attack. “He said that he was planning it for six months.” Since Joey knew about the terrifying plot and shockingly did nothing to stop it, he pleaded guilty in Apr. to lying to authorities and failure to report a crime.
As a result of the death penalty being attached to Dylann’s case, his trial is being pushed back until next year, with it now set to begin January 17, 2017, with jury screening to begin in early Dec. His original trial had been scheduled to start this July.
HollywoodLifers, are you glad that Dylann could face the death penalty for his racist massacre?