U.S. Seeks Rare Death Sentence in Dylann Roof Church Shooting

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Jurors filed into a Charleston, S.C., courtroom yesterday to hear opening statements in the trial of Dylann Roof, the 22-year-old charged with federal hate crimes after the massacre last year at a historic church just a mile from the courthouse. Prosecutors outlined the shooting in brutal detail. Authorities say Roof confessed to the killings of nine black parishioners. He offered to plead guilty in exchange for a sentence of life in prison. Prosecutors have not accepted that . . .

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