Charleston killer Roof pleads guilty to state charges
CHARLESTON | Convicted Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof was given nine consecutive life sentences in state prison after he pleaded guilty to state murder charges Monday, leaving him to await execution in a federal prison and sparing his victims and their families the burden of a second trial.
Judge J.C. Nicholson sentenced Roof to life in prison on the state murder charges.
Roof will be taken to a federal prison in another state, where he will await his execution on charges of hate
crimes and obstruction of the practice of religion.
Roof was convicted late last year of 33 federal charges. He was sentenced to death during a separate proceeding earlier this year.