Appeals Court Upholds Death Penalty For Dylann Roof In Charleston Church Shooting

A federal appeals court upheld Wednesday Dylann Roof's death sentence. Dylann Roof was convicted in 2015 of murdering nine people in Charleston, South Carolina.

This image is a video uplink. Dylann Roof appears at Centralized Bond Hearing Court, June 19, 2015,... [+] 2015, North Charleston, South Carolina. Getty Images

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After Roofs was convicted of federal hate crime and sentenced to the death penalty in 2017, a panel of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed Roofs' appeal. The appeals court ruled that Roof's federal judge, who was in charge of Roof's trial, did not err in allowing Roof to be represented at sentencing or by allowing Roof to stand trial for his mental illness. Forbes reached out to Roofs defense group for comment.

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The appeals court stated that Roof's actions were beyond the reach of any cold record and careful analysis of precedents and statutes.

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