WCNC reports Roof, who was 18 at the time of the murders, showed no response to the reading of the verdict.
He will be the first person on death row for federal hate crimes.
The formal sentencing hearing will take place Wednesday at 9:30am, according to WLTX’s Janae Frazier, who then subsequently reported that the judge would not grant Roof’s request for new lawyers for a motion for a new trial. The judge said Roof needed to show how his lawyers did not perform admirably by the time of the sentencing hearing.
Roof told the jury, “I still feel like I had to do it,” before they deliberated on a sentencing verdict, according to ABC News.