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>> The man accused of gunning down nine black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina could face execution. The South Carolina prosecutor announcing Thursday that the state will pursue the death penalty in the case against Dylann Roof. The confederate flag waving 21-year-old accused of the horrific massacre at the historically black AME Church in June.
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>> We all agree that forgiveness can be an important part of the healing process, but know that forgiveness does not necessarily mean foregoing consequences, even severe consequences. While none of us, none of us has the heart for vengeance, we all have the resolve to seek and to find justice in this case.
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>> Roof had entered a temporary not guilty plea in July, because his lawyers said they couldn't advise their client until prosecutors declared whether they would seek the death penalty. Roof's lawyer said that he wanted to plead guilty. The accused killer is facing 9 counts of murder and 33 federal charges including hate crime and gun charges.