9 life sentences in state case on Charleston church slayings
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.