9 life sentences in state case on Charleston church slayings

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Dylann Roof, who shot to death nine people in a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina, is expected to plead guilty Monday, April 10, 2017 afternoon in his state murder trial.

CHARLESTON, S.C. — With Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof getting nine life sentences in state court on top of a federal death sentence, his prosecutions are finally over _ and some relatives of the parishioners he killed at a historically black church say they can begin to heal.

Nadine Collier wore a white suit to Roof’s sentencing Monday. She says the color lets the world know a chapter in her life had closed after the slaughter of her mother, Ethel Lance.

The 23-year-old avowed white supremacist said nothing in his own defense as he was sentenced on nine counts of murder.

He was taken to jail, where he’ll await transfer to a federal prison and ultimately federal death row for the June 2015 shooting rampage at Emanuel AME Church.