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Calls for death penalty in US church shooting increase

19 June 2015, 15:19

Washington - South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley said on Friday the suspect in the deadly church shooting in Charleston should face the death penalty if convicted.

In an interview on NBC's "Today" show, Haley said, "This is a state hurt by the fact that nine people innocently were killed. We will absolutely want him to have the death penalty."

Haley also said she wanted Dylann Roof tried on state charges in South Carolina rather than federal charges.

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