Church massacre shooter handed death sentence
Dylann Roof has been sentenced to death for killing nine black church members during Bible study in a racially motivated attack in South Carolina.
He became the first person to face execution for federal hate crime convictions.
A jury deliberated his sentence for about three hours, capping a trial in which Roof did not fight for his life or show any remorse.
He threw away one last chance to plead for his life yesterday, telling jurors: "I still feel like I had to do it."
Roof told FBI agents when they arrested him a day after the June 17, 2015 killings that he wanted the shootings to bring back segregation or perhaps start a race war.