Hate crime: Death penalty sought for Dylann Roof


DJKyle. a year ago

Prosecutors in the US says they will seek the death
penalty for a white man shooting dead nine black people.

Dylann Roof, the white man who shot nine black people in June during their Bible study class, has been charged with murder. 

A prosecutor said "The killing were the ultimate crime and deserved the ultimate punishment for the crime he committed"

The 21-year-old also faces separate federal charges of hate crimes.

The church where the killings took place is a nationally known historic black church, and federal prosecutors claim the killings were racially motivated.

After Dylann Roof committed murder, an image emerged online of him holding the Confederate battle flag, sparking a backlash against the emblem, which to many is a symbol of Slavery.

What do you think of this? Do you think he should charged with the death penalty or not? Let me know in the comments below!

Kyle ox
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