Nine people were killed in the evening of June 17, 2015 at an African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina in what the authorities described as "a hate crime" by a white gunman, later identified as Roof.
The jury's latest verdict concluded the penalty phase of his trial, during which the panel deliberated whether he should face capital punishment or life in prison without parole.
Taking several long pauses as he read through his closing statements, Roof told the jury that each of them had sworn that they could remain true to their own opinions when it comes to sentencing him to death.
On Tuesday, 12 jurors reached a final verdict in the trial of Dylann Roof. "I do feel sorry for the innocent white children forced to live in this sick country, and I do feel sorry for the innocent white people that are killed daily at the hands of the lower races".
Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Richardson is laying out the standards that must be met for a death sentence, including that the defendant must be at least 18 years old and intentionally committed the crimes. They think they do, but they don't [.] I would say that in this case, the prosecution and anyone else who hates me, are the ones that have been misled. "He had come with a hateful heart and a Glock.45".
Roof had the opportunity to present evidence that he had possibly suffered from mental illness, but he did not call any witnesses or present any evidence.
It's the only chance for them to speak to Roof and the court directly, without having to answer specific questions.
The jury convicted him last month of all 33 federal charges he faced, including hate crimes and murder. Later Monday afternoon, Roof, prosecutors and the judge were expected to hash out the jury charge, a set of instructions on the law jurors will receive before they start their discussions.
Dylann Roof's family, who are from the Columbia, S.C., area, immediately sent out a statement after a federal jury on Tuesday sentenced Roof to death: "We are Dylann Roof's family". He stood over some of the fallen victims, shooting them again as they lay on the floor, Richardson said. "Not one ounce of remorse".
"I would like to make it crystal clear". Roof's reply was: "I don't like what black people do".
The guilt of Mr. Roof, who coolly confessed to the killings and then justified them without remorse in a jailhouse manifesto, was never in serious doubt during the first phase of the proceedings in Federal District Court in December. "And I still feel like I had to do it".