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2015: Nine people are killed in a mass shooting during a Bible study class at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Eight people died at the scene with another victim dying at a hospital. Dylann Roof, 21, was arrested the following day and, according to police, confessed and told investigators he wanted to start a race war. Roof was convicted of murder and hate crime charges in federal court in December 2016 and sentenced to death the following month.