Charleston Church Shooting
Roof showed no emotion as the judge read out the decision on Tuesday.
The jury deliberated for just two hours before coming back with a guilty verdict for the self-identified white supremacist.
"The nature of the alleged crime and the resulting harm compelled this decision," said Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
The location of his alleged shooting spree—a church—could land the South Carolina native on death row.
It's "a day we can all be proud of," Governor Nikki Haley said in a statement shortly after the state House passed the bill to remove the flag.
South Carolina's State Senate has voted 37-3 in favor of a bill to remove a Confederate battle flag that has flown on the grounds of the State Capitol for more than 50 years.
A Louisiana man went to Walmart last week get a personalized cake with a Confederate flag on it. His request was denied, but a later order for an IS flag cake was fulfilled.
Two Activists Charged With 'Defacing a Monument' After Scaling Pole to Remove Confederate Flag in South Carolina
An activist scaled a 30-foot steel flagpole just after dawn and removed the flag, which is protected by state law and was raised again a short time later.
Social media activists are up in arms over the fact that the alleged church shooter was given Burger King to eat and escorted from a police station in a bulletproof vest.
Sears and Walmart have announced removal of Confederate flag merchandise from stores, while a Mississippi lawmaker has called for the emblem's removal from the state's flag.
The son of one of the Charleston victims reportedly spoke with a survivor of the attack who said the gunman tried to shoot himself but ran out of bullets.
The service took place hours after demonstrators marched on South Carolina's State House demanding that the Confederate flag be taken down.