The verdict is in and a federal jury has found Dylann Roof GUILTY of murdering nine Black churchgoers in the horrific Charleston Baptist church massacre. The ruling was death for Roof, who over the course of the trial revealed his hate-fueled motives and lack of remorse.
In addition to being convicted of nine counts of murder, Roof also faced 23 convictions, including 12 hate crimes. The 22-year-old mass murderer represented himself and declined to present any witnesses and blocked standby defense lawyers' attempts to raise questions about his mental health, according to NBC News.
But for the jury they heard enough from the prosecutions witnesses, including two women who survived the shooting, Felicia Sanders and Polly Sheppard. Sheppard testified Roof told her, "I'm going to leave you here to tell the story."
While we are rejoicing over the guilty verdict--it's not over for Roof just yet. He still faces trial in South Carolina, were he will face the death penalty again.
Stay tuned for more as the story unfolds.