Roof faces sentencing over South Carolina church killings

2017-01-02 17:03
Alleged Charleston shooter Dylann Roof. (Charleston County Sheriff's Office, AP)

Alleged Charleston shooter Dylann Roof. (Charleston County Sheriff's Office, AP)

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Charleston - The same jury that in December unanimously found Dylann Roof guilty in the slayings of nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church is returning to court to begin contemplating his punishment.

The sentencing phase of Roof's trial begins on Tuesday in Charleston. He could face the death penalty.

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With Roof representing himself, the process is sure to be unconventional. The 22-year-old said he plans to call no witnesses nor introduce any evidence.

Prosecutors plan to call up to 38 people related to the nine people killed and three who survived the June 2015 slaughter during Bible study at Emanuel AME Church.

Even if Roof is sentenced to death, it's highly unlikely he'd be executed anytime soon.

The federal government hasn't carried out a death sentence since 2003.

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