Dylann Roof, the gunman who shot & killed nine worshipers inside Charleston church last year got his ass beat in jail on Thursday morning.
via NY Daily News:
Dylann Roof was assaulted by another inmate inside the Cannon Detention Center, the Charleston Post and Courier reported.
The 22-year-old, who was not seriously injured, returned to his cell after jail medical staffers checked him out. The attacking inmate will be charged with third-degree assault and battery, the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office said.
Deputies believe Roof was attacked either while he was getting ready for a shower or when he was in the jail’s recreation area.
The alleged killer has been in solitary confinement ever since he was arrested in June 2015.
Roof was charged with nine counts of murder in state court and a slew of federal crimes following his alleged rampage inside Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church.
He prayed with the black congregation for an hour during an evening Bible study before he pulled out a gun and opened fire, police said. He killed the church’s senior pastor and eight other worshipers before fleeing the scene. When he was arrested a day later, he told police he wanted to start a race war.
After his capture, police uncovered Roof’s bigoted manifesto in which he claimed he has “no choice” but to kill black people. Photos on his social media accounts showed him wrapped in a Confederate flag.
Roof is facing the death penalty in both his state and federal trails.
He had it coming.