>> Life without parole or execution for Dylan Roof. That's the fate federal jurors are now deliberating after hearing closing arguments Tuesday. Roof already convicted in the church massacre that killed nine people addressed the jury saying I have a right to ask you to give me a life sentence but I'm not sure what good that will do anyone.
Prosecutors urging the jury to decide death saying that Roof came to Charleston's Emanuel AME Church in June of 2015 with quote a hateful heart and a Glock 45. Prosecutors called dozens of witnesses during the penalty phase including family members and friends of victims, often crying as they recalled memories of loved ones.
Sharon Risher testifying that life had been left in tattered pieces after her mother's death at the hands of Roof. One survivor, Jennifer Pinckney, said she and her daughter hid under a desk when Roof started shooting at their bible study meeting. Last week while acting as his own attorney, Roof told jurors, there's nothing wrong with me psychologically.
And called no witnesses, possibly jeopardizing his chance at a sentence of life in prison. Those same jurors last month convicted the 22 year old avowed white supremacist of 33 federal charges. Without a unanimous decision by the jury on the death penalty, Roof faces a default sentence of life in prison without parole.