In South Carolina, a jury decides a convicted killer should lose his own life for a hate crime.

FOX's Gurnal Scott with more:

It took a bit more than three hours for the jury to reach its sentence of death, agreeing unanimously, that the prosecution proved beyond a shadow of doubt that Dylann Roof committed the murders of nine people at the Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston.

Melvin Graham, brother of one of the victims Cynthia Hurd, says he hopes this decision sends a message:

(Graham) "To those who feel the way he feels, that this community will not tolerate it." 

Roof indicated he plans to ask for a new trial. He will return to court Wednesday morning for the formal sentencing to affirm the jury's decision.

Gurnal Scott, FOX News.

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