The white man accused of murdering nine people at a historically black church in Charleston, S.C., in June will face the death penalty, according to court documents filed Thursday.
The court filings state that prosecutors will bring nine counts of murder against 21-year-old Dylann Roof and present evidence showing motive for the crimes, planning and premeditation and an "utter disregard and lack of remorse for the nine people he murdered."
That evidence against Roof will include "photographs, video tapes, diagrams of the scene and victims, expert testimony, and statements by the Defendant, internet postings by the Defendant and other testimony related thereto," according to the filings.
Roof also faces 33 federal hate crime counts, to which he has pleaded not guilty.
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