South Carolina shooter Dylann Roof to appeal death sentence

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – In 2015, Dylann Roof shot and killed nine black churchgoers in Carolina. He told FBI agents that he intended to bring back segregation and possibly start a race war.

Roof was sentenced to death after defending himself in a capital trial, but now is attempting to appeal that sentence.

Roof, who has been held in Terre Haute’s Federal Prison since 2017, refused to cite any mental health evidence in his original trial; however, now his lawyers say he was suffering from a combination of Schizophrenia and other disorders at the time.

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