Attorney General Loretta Lynch has released a statement that the Justice Department will be seeking the death penalty in the Dylan Roof case. Roof killed nine people inside a Charleston South Carolina church last year.
Department of Justice
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch Statement on the Case of Dylann Roof
Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch today released the following statement regarding the United States v. Dylann Roof:
“Following the department’s rigorous review process to thoroughly consider all relevant factual and legal issues, I have determined that the Justice Department will seek the death penalty. The nature of the alleged crime and the resulting harm compelled this decision.”