Jury recommends death penalty for Dylann Roof

Jury says Charleston church shooter should get death penalty; formal sentencing set for Wednesday

(CNN) -A jury recommended Dylann Roof get the death penalty for killing nine people in his 2015 massacre at a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina.

Judge Richard Gergel will formally sentence Roof Wednesday morning.

Roof, who represented himself during the penalty phase, told Gergel he wanted to file a motion for new lawyers.

Gergel said Roof can argue that on Wednesday but he is not inclined to let that happen.

Roof, who was facing away from the media, did not appear to show any reaction to the verdict.

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