Dylann Roof, the white supremacist who killed nine black congregants at a Charleston, South Carolina church was found guilty of all 33 federal charges on Thursday, Dec. 15.
In 2015, Roof took a handgun into the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston where he massacred nine churchgoers, including state senator Clementa C. Pinckney. On Jun. 26, 2015, President Obama sang Amazing Grace at Pinckney's funeral.
Roof's charges include hate crime and religious obstruction. He will face his penalty trial on Jan. 3, 2017.
Here's what people on the internet had to say about the conviction:
Good thing Dylann Roof confessed and wasn't a cop otherwise he would have been found innocent— (((Charles Young))) (@(((Charles Young)))) 1481834314.0
Dylann Roof was found guilty?! I'm surprised, the system actually got this one right.— R A K I M (@R A K I M) 1481835476.0
Dylann Roof found alt-innocent— Erin We're Screaming Merry Christmas Again Ryan (@Erin We're Screaming Merry Christmas Again Ryan) 1481833834.0
Dylann Roof stood, hands at his sides and his face emotionless, as the clerk read "guilty" aloud 33 times. Guilty of all charges.— Alan Blinder (@Alan Blinder) 1481834143.0
Jury finds WHITE SUPREMACIST TERRORIST Dylann Roof guilty on all counts in killings of 9 Black Christians at Charle… https://t.co/0OqF1c3YWt— #RIPBassemMasri 🙏 (@#RIPBassemMasri 🙏) 1481835175.0
Even though he waived his right to counsel, Roof has until Jan 3 to essentially change his mind (as he did for the guilt stage). #RoofTrial— Bim Adewunmi (@Bim Adewunmi) 1481836284.0