>> White supremacist Dylann Roof was convicted on 33 counts of Federal hate crimes for the horrific massacre of nine black church goers in South Carolina. But that's not nearly the end of his time in the courtroom. Roof now faces the sentencing phase of the Federal trial in which he is eligible for the death penalty.
Then he goes to trial again Reuters correspondent John Herskowitz explains.>> South Carolina, is one of a handful of states that doesn't have hate crimes. The Federal charges, were Federal eight crime charges. So there are hate crimes resulting in death, which can bring the death penalty. The South Carolina, cases are for straight up murder So technically, these are separate crime, but they involve the tragic deaths of the same people.
>> Conviction sets him up to be, the first person to face back to back US and state death sentence eligible trials, since the US reinstated the federal death penalty in 1988>> This unique situation, will create a dynamic in which key players in this tragedy are forced to re-litigate some of the horrors of the attack.
>> There are also questions about fairness to the families of those killed, and the survivors, who will have to give the same gut-wrenching testimony again at the state trial. And there are legal questions about the fairness to the defendant in general, about having someone fight for their life twice in the space of a month.
>> The state case against Roof is set to begin on January 17th.