On June 17, 2015, Dylann Roof walked into a historically Black church in South Carolina. He joined in on one of their Bible study groups, and opened fire on the group. Nine people lost their lives. Roof has been sentenced to death.
Melvin Graham, whose sister Cynthia Hurd, 54, a librarian, died in the attack, said:
“It’s a hard thing to know that someone is going to lose their life, but when you look at the totality of what happened, it’s hard to say that person deserves to live when nine others don’t. How do you justify saving one life when you took nine, and in such a brutal fashion?”
Roof’s family said they would:
“… Struggle as long as we live to understand why he committed this horrible attack, which caused so much pain to so many good people.”
Roof has shown no remorse. He refused to plead insanity, and he didn’t seem to defend himself during the trial. He took nine lives just because of the color of their skin. Taking his life won’t bring those people back. However, Roof planned that hate crime and massacre.
However, Roof planned that hate crime and massacre. He doesn’t have any remorse, and he’s said that he “had” to do it. He doesn’t need to be free ever again.
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