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Charleston church shooter on federal death row in Indiana

Bill McGuire of the S.C. Commission on Indigent Defense, talks with Dylann Roof as he appears in the Charleston County Court Monday, April 10, 2017, to enter his guilty plea on murder charges in Charleston,S.C. The convicted Charleston church shooter, Roof was given nine consecutive life sentences in state prison after he pleaded guilty to state murder charges, leaving him to await execution in a federal prison and sparing his victims and their families the burden of a second trial. (Grace Beahm / Associated Press)
Bill McGuire of the S.C. Commission on Indigent Defense, talks with Dylann Roof as he appears in the Charleston County Court Monday, April 10, 2017, to enter his guilty plea on murder charges in Charleston,S.C. The convicted Charleston church shooter, Roof was given nine consecutive life sentences in state prison after he pleaded guilty to state murder charges, leaving him to await execution in a federal prison and sparing his victims and their families the burden of a second trial. (Grace Beahm / Associated Press)
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CHARLESTON, S.C.– Convicted South Carolina church shooter Dylann Roof is now on federal death row in Indiana.

Prison records from Charleston County jail show Roof left its custody Friday.

Federal records on Saturday show Roof is now being held at the United States Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana. The facility houses federal inmates awaiting death sentences.

A jury convicted Roof on federal hate crime charges in December and then sentenced him to death.

Roof went to a Wednesday night Bible study at Emanuel AME church on June 17, 2015, and killed nine black worshippers during the closing prayer. He told FBI agents he was hoping to start a race war.

Roof also pleaded guilty to nine counts of murder in state court and received life sentences without parole.

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