New York. January 11. INTERFAX – American Dylan Ruth should be sentenced to death for murder motivated by racial hatred nine African American churches in Charleston, South Carolina, which occurred on 17 June 2015.
The ruling made by the 12-member jury – 10 women and two men.
TV channel bi-Bi-si said that the jury deliberated almost three hours before coming to a consensus.
The court will issue a verdict Wednesday morning.
The trial of D. Ruth, arrested in the summer of 2015 on suspicion of shooting in the Church of Charleston, began on 11 July 2016.
In June 2015 D. Ruth came to worship in the Church, attended by African Americans, and remained in service for about an hour, then opened fire on the congregation. The victims of the attack were six women and three men, including the rector of the Church, Senator Clemente Pinckney.
D. Ruth later admitted that he made a fire, hoping to ignite a race war.