Dylann Roof, the self-avowed white supremacist behind the massacre of nine black congregants at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, has been found guilty of all 33 federal charges, according to the Associated Press.
BREAKING: Jury convicts Dylann Roof in racially motivated slayings of 9 black church members in South Carolina.— The Associated Press (@The Associated Press)1481833465.0
Roof -- who faced 33 federal counts including hate crime charges -- was arrested in June 2015 after he brought a handgun into the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston and opened fire on the congregation. At the end of the massacre, nine churchgoers were killed, including state senator Clementa C. Pinckney.
UPDATE: Charleston Post and Courier reporter Abigail Darlington reported from the courtroom that Roof was found guilty on 24 federal hate crimes violations.
The 24 hate crimes charges against #DylannRoof, GUILTY. #RoofTrial— Abigail Darlington (@Abigail Darlington)1481833559.0
Counts: Cynthia Hurd - guilty Susie Jackson - guilty Ehtel Lance - guilty Depayne Middleton Doctor - guilty Tywanza Sanders - guilty— Abigail Darlington (@Abigail Darlington)1481833320.0
All first 12 counts, for 9 victims and survivors, #DylannRoof found guilty. #RoofTrial— Abigail Darlington (@Abigail Darlington)1481833357.0
All religious obstruction charges that carry death penalty -#DylannRoof found guilty #RoofTrial— Abigail Darlington (@Abigail Darlington)1481833452.0
UPDATE: Roof has been found guilty on all 33 counts.
The federal jury finds #DylannRoof guilty on all 33 counts. He is standing, arms by his side, no expression. #RoofTrial— Abigail Darlington (@Abigail Darlington)1481833968.0
JUST IN: Jury finds Dylann Roof guilty on all 33 counts in hate crimes trial. https://t.co/kc9WRYGE7N #RoofTrial… https://t.co/FJ7dsH52yU— The Post and Courier (@The Post and Courier)1481833996.0
All jurors answer "yes" to forewoman's required question: "Is this your true and correct verdict?" #RoofTrial— Abigail Darlington (@Abigail Darlington)1481834083.0
The jury's conviction of #DylannRoof came a little more than 2 hours of deliberation.— Abigail Darlington (@Abigail Darlington)1481834134.0
UPDATE: The jury has been dismissed and will return for the penalty phase of the trial on Jan. 3.
The jury is dismissed. Will return for the penalty phase of the #RoofTrial on Jan. 3.— Abigail Darlington (@Abigail Darlington)1481834254.0