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Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof pleaded guilty to state murder charges

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Convicted Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof pleaded guilty to state murder charges Monday. 

Roof, 23, entered a guilty plea to all charges, including nine counts of murder.  He was sentenced to death earlier this year during a trial in which he was unapologetic as he listened to the testimony of victims' families. The plea deal prevents the family from having to go through another trial.

He was given nine life sentences in state court. He was given a death sentence in federal court. 

This announcement comes days after Joey Meek, Roof's friend, was sentenced to 27 months in prison for failing to report the massacre.

Roof, a self-described white supremacist, originally represented himself in the murder trial.

Despite his death sentence, some family members of victims said they would prefer that he lived.

Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof pleaded guilty to state murder charges

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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