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(CHARLESTON, S.C.) — The Justice Department is seeking the death penalty against Dylann Roof, the South Carolina man who allegedly opened fire inside a Charleston church last year, killing nine.

“Following the department’s rigorous review process to thoroughly consider all relevant factual and legal issues, I have determined that the Justice Department will seek the death penalty,” Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced today. “The nature of the alleged crime and the resulting harm compelled this decision.”

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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