Governor calls for death penalty in church shooting

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley says the gunman who killed nine people during a shooting spree at a Charleston church should get the death penalty. Speaking Friday morning on NBC's "Today" show, Haley

News 12 Staff

Jun 19, 2015, 4:46 PM

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South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley says the gunman who killed nine people during a shooting spree at a Charleston church should get the death penalty.
Speaking Friday morning on NBC's "Today" show, Haley said "we will absolutely will want him to have the death penalty."
Twenty-one-year-old Dylann Storm Roof was arrested Thursday in North Carolina, a day after nine people were killed during a Bible study at a historic black church in downtown Charleston.
Those killed included the minister at The Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.
The shooting is being considered a hate crime.
Felecia Sanders says she survived a shooting massacre at a historic black church in Charleston by playing dead as she lay on top of her granddaughter to protect her. 
Roof is now behind bars awaiting a bond hearing. 


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