WDTN reported that nine life sentences in state case on Charleston church slayings self-avowed white supremacist entered his guilty pleas while standing at the defence table with his attorneys, clad in a grey and white striped jail jumpsuit and handcuffed to a chain at his waist.
Roof’s plea deal with state prosecutors, who also had been pursuing the death penalty, came in exchange for a life prison sentence on the state charges.
Solicitor Scarlett Wilson called the plea deal “an insurance policy for the federal conviction.” With a new administration in Washington, Wilson said she’s more confident that a federal death sentence will be carried out.
Dylann Roof had been unapologetic at his federal trial as he listened to days of…
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