UPDATED: 12/15/16 — After deliberating for about two hours, the jury in the death penalty trial of 22-year old returned a guilty verdict on all counts related to the June 2015 shooting rampage at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC.
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Original post: 12/14/16
Lawyers for the man accused of killing nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church have rested their case without calling any witnesses. They did so after a judge ruled they could not present evidence about his mental health.
The prosecution’s final witness Polly Shepard, one of the 3 survivors the massacre, and her chilling 9-11 call as the tragedy unfolded.
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Closing arguments are planned today, with the jury then deciding if Roof is guilty of federal hate crimes and obstruction of religion.
If they find Roof guilty, the same jurors will return next month and decide if he is sentenced to death or life in prison.
Listen to full 911 call: