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The latest news about the Dylann Roof murder trial in Charleston, SC.

Dylann Roof will Plead Guilty to State Murder Charges

Mug shot of Roof taken by the Charleston County Sheriff's Office, June 18, 2015
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Mug shot of Roof taken by the Charleston County Sheriff's Office, June 18, 2015

22-year old Dylann Roof will plead guilty to state murder charges during an April 10th hearing. This comes several months after a federal court sentenced the self-proclaimed white supremacist to death. A guilty plea means Roof has agreed to a mandatory life sentence without parole. The sentence would only take effect if the federal sentence fell through which is highly unlikely. 

Roof was convicted in January on thirty-three federal charges including hate crimes and the use of a gun to commit a violent crime.  

The guilty plea will also spare the family members of the nine deceased a second trial. Roof is not expected to face any further trials.