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Dylann Roof Confesses to Shooting, Charged with Murder

Dylann Roof Confesses to Shooting, Charged with Murder

Dylann Roof has reportedly confessed to the Charleston church shooting and he has been charged with nine counts of murder.

The 21-year-old told officials that he “almost didn’t go through with it because everyone was so nice to him,” but decided to “go through with his mission,” according to NBC News.

In addition to the nine counts of murder, Roof was charged with one count of weapon possession.

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley says that “we will absolutely want him to have the death penalty.” Watch her interview below.

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  • http://rememberingthedesireisprivate.blogspot.com/ GFW

    If everyone was so nice to him then what triggered him to take action?

  • devvv

    His racist beliefs??? He’d had this planned for six months and admitted to wanting to start a race war. All of the kindness in the world can’t stop pure evil and that’s exactly what he is.

  • k00l

    and yet……confederate flags continues to fly high in south carolina. streets continue to be named in honor of southern generals who fought for the right to keep black people as slaves. there’s a lot of saving face here. she says this is a heinous crime, but look at the backdrop. the south needs to get a reality check. do you see germany waving the nazi flag around? you lost the war and now you need to lose your pride in a racist history. great example of the bigger problem.

  • Keepitmovin Walker

    @GFW you wouldn’t make that ignorant dumba** statement if one of the victims was your family member. Stop being a jacka** . You know why this evil person did what he did. You’re must have the same racist heart he has to think the way you do .

  • eggsforbreakfast

    Likely raised by confederate flag waving parents too – He needs to rot in prison

  • http://rememberingthedesireisprivate.blogspot.com/ GFW

    Yet he says he almost didn’t go through with it because they were so nice to him. Took more than beliefs to set his plan in motion. Think this is about what he didn’t get at home he saw within. So angry at others he took it out on innocents too cowardly to kill the real culprits. And they are?

  • devvv

    People in police custody say anything to make themselves look better. This wasn’t almost not stealing a candy bar. He “almost” didn’t murder 9 people after sitting and praying with them for an hour. A five year old played dead in that church. Any human being who can sit in a church and praise and worship with a group of people including a child that young and then try to kill them all isn’t missing anything at home but human decency. He’s a racist. He’s disgusting and he’s a domestic terrorist. People always try to find some underlying problem when crazy white men go on these shooting sprees. The problem is racism and hatred. That’s it. You would never question his motives if your family or friends were the victims.

  • Mrs. Wilson

    Agreed.

  • Mrs. Wilson

    I agree, someone put the hatred in him. I don’t believe people are born hateful and evil, but maybe I am wrong.

  • http://rememberingthedesireisprivate.blogspot.com/ GFW

    Please don’t put words in my mouth.

    There are more people questioning him motives than me. That he was caught and not killed my help prevent something similar in the future.

    Seems teens with handguns could help anyone with hate in their hearts and is the first way this all went wrong.

  • Martha Bartha

    Storm Roof?

  • Martha Bartha

    Charlie Manson wanted to start a race war. He called it Helter Skelter……………..

  • Martha Bartha

    You wrong? Never!

  • Gabrielle

    The worst thing about when tragedies like this occur is the amount of attention given to the killer. They are the the ones who will be remembered in history. Not the victims. We even make movies about the killers, but most of us can’t even name one Ted Bundy victim off the top of our heads.

    I could remember things about the killer who shot up the elementary school a couple of years ago, but I cant remember one victim.

    It’s sad that when this occurs…the killer achieves exactly what they wanted. Attention. Fame.

  • Esoteric11

    I completely agree with you. When I see a confederate flag I think it’s offensive, and I’m white.

  • KimberlyTBoland
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