The jury in the Dylann Roof trial only took 3 hours to decided to give him the death penalty.
The 10 women and two men recommended the death penalty for all 18 counts that carried that as a possible sentence.
Judge Richard Gergel will formally sentence Roof on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. ET.
Before the jury deliberated his fate for three hours, Roof told the jury he still feels he had no choice.
“In my confession to the FBI I told them that I had to do it, and obviously that’s not really true. … I didn’t have to do anything,” Roof said as he made his own five-minute closing argument in the penalty phase of his federal trial. “But what I meant when I said that was, I felt like I had to do it, and I still do feel like I had to do it.”
But he also suggested he’d like to be spared.
“From what I’ve been told, I have a right to ask you to give me a life sentence, but I’m not sure what good that will do anyway,” Roof said. “But what I will say is only one of you has to disagree with the other jurors.”
Dylann Roof walked into a historically black church in Charleston and began shooting people who were gathered in prayer. He said that he did it because white people were under attack by blacks and someone needed to fight back. Luckily he won’t be around anymore to pollute the human gene pool.
The FBI has admitted that they screwed up and allowed him to buy a gun when they shouldn’t have – so much for trusting in the competency of government, right?
You can read our full coverage of the terrible crime here.