Nikki Haley Calls For Charleston Church Shooting Suspect To Get The Death Penalty

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) called for Dylann Roof, the suspect in the shooting of nine people in a historic black church, to receive the death penalty.

“We will absolutely want him to have the death penalty,” Haley said during a Friday interview on NBC's "Today," calling Roof "a person filled with hate."

The shooting took place during a Bible study session at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, Wednesday night. Roof was captured Thursday in Shelby, North Carolina.

Roof's roommate said Thursday the 21-year-old had been "planning something like that for six months."

“He said he wanted to start a civil war," Dalton Tyler told ABC News. "He said he was going to do something like that and then kill himself.”



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