A white supremacist has been convicted of killing nine black worshippers in a church in South Carolina in a racially motivated attack.
The 22-year-old Dylann Roof was found guilty of federal hate crimes and now faces the death sentence.
Jurors also found him guilty of obstructing the exercise of religion for those he shot after sitting with them in a Bible study.
The attack at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church shocked the nation, reports the BBC.
In a videotaped FBI confession, Roof was seen laughing and making sweeping gun motions as he described the attack.
He told investigators he wanted the world to know he hated black people and thought they were criminals.
Roof said he carried out the massacre after studying “black on white crime” online, and chose a church because his victims would be unlikely to threaten him.
As the verdict was read out, he stared ahead.