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U.S. to seek death penalty in Charleston church shooting

U.S. to seek death penalty in Charleston church shooting

The U.S. Justice Department intends to seek the death penalty against Dylann Roof, the man charged with killing nine black parishioners last year in a church in Charleston, S.C., Atty. Gen. Loretta Lynch said Tuesday.

"The nature of the alleged crime and the resulting harm compelled this decision," Lynch said in a brief statement that said the department had considered "all relevant factual and legal issues."

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