There’s no getting around it. Dylann Roof is a Class A scumbag and if there was an ounce of goodness in him he would refuse the appeals process and ask to be put down like the dog he is as soon as possible. Too much time in the media would give rise to other scumbags trying to copycat his heinous crime.
Dylann Roof, the white supremacist who massacred nine black church goers in cold blood said it would do it all over again, that he did not feel the least bit of remorse over the lives he shattered and the senseless murder of innocent people.
I cannot imagine why it would take so long to convict a racist sociopath of massacring innocent people in cold blood but it took the jury 3 hours to come to the unanimous decision and give 22-year-old Roof a death sentence.
He was convicted last month of 33 charges, including that of hate crimes, and said, among other remarks in his closing speech: “I had to do it.”
He is the first person in history to be sentenced for a federal hate crime.
On the evening on June 17, 2015, Roof went into the Emanuel African Methodist Church in downtown Charleston and opened fire while they were praying. The following day he admitted to the crime in the hope of igniting a race war.
Roof told the jury: “I would say in this case the prosecution and anyone else who hates me are the ones who have been misled.
“They don’t know anything about me. They don’t know what real hatred looks like. They think they do but they don’t really.”
Prosecuting, Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Richardson explained how abhorrent his crimes were:
“He’d come with a hateful heart and a Glock 45.”
“This was cold and calculated, planned for months, researched for years.”
The victims of the barbaric attack.
As the verdict was handed to him, Roof reportedly asked for new lawyers. Prior to this, he offered to plead guilty in exchange for a lighter sentence but given the severity of his crimes and complete lack of repentance, this was rejected.