December 2016: Dylann Roof Found Guilty
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major U.S. news events of December 2016.
1. Oakland Warehouse Fire Kills Dozens 2. Army Corps of Engineers Announces Pipeline Stoppage 3. Judge Announces Mistrial in Michael Slager Case 4. Supreme Court Rules in Samsung's Favor 5. Astronaut John Glenn Dies 6. Lamar Jackson Wins Heisman Trophy 7. Feds Raise Interest Rates 8. Yahoo Announces Another Hack 9. Dylann Roof Found Guilty 10. Heimlich Maneuver's Henry Heimlich Dies 11. Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor Dies
- Dylann Roof Found Guilty
- On Dec. 15, 2016, Dylann Roof receives a guilty verdict from a jury in Charleston, South Carolina. Roof is found guilty of storming into a church last year in and killing nine black people during Bible study. According to the prosecution, Roof had hoped to start a race war. On Jan. 3, 2017, Roof will return to court to face sentencing; he will receive either life in prison or the death penalty. So far he has represented himself, and says he will continue to do so.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File