A jury found Dylan Roof GUILTY of 2015 murders of nine black church members at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC.
The 21-year-old gunman attended the church and stayed for nearly an hour before opening fire, claiming the lives of three males and six females.
Among those killed was the church’s pastor, 42-year-old Rev. Clementa C. Pinckney, a Democratic member of the state Senate.
The jury of nine white people and three black people deliberated less than two hours before returning a verdict. Roof faced 33 federal charges, including hate crimes and obstruction of the practice of religion.
The same jury will return Jan. 3 to consider if Roof should be sentenced to death for the June 2015 attack at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston.
He is slated to face another death penalty trial in state court early next year.