U.S. Attorney General To Decide If Charleston Church Shooter Faces Death Penalty

The Charleston, S.C., Emanuel AME Church shooter’s death penalty is yet to be decided by the U.S. Attorney General.

The accused, Dylan Roof, who was involved in the Charleston, S.C., Emanuel AME Church shooting, is on the verge of facing death penalty in his federal case if pronounced guilty. U.S. Attorney general, Loretta Lynch said the decision of the accused facing the death penalty is at its final stages.

The Associated Press reported that Assistant U.S. Attorney General Jay Richards on Tuesday confirmed that the final decision was on the desk of the Attorney General Loretta Lynch. Prosecutors charged Roof with federal hate crimes and the murder of nine black worshippers at Emmanuel Africa

Methodist Church including the head pastor, Clementa Pinckney, who also happened to be the state Senator.

Dylan Roof is expected to get the highest measure of restraint death penalty. The decision is now before U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, as representative of justice and black communities. Society feels like such hate crimes must be suppressed and deserve punishment without hesitation, and this case seems not to become an exception.

The death penalty is set for July, but South Carolina State is pushing for it sooner. U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch is yet to decide Roof’s trial date.

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