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Nikki Haley Calls For Charleston Church Shooting Suspect To Get The Death Penalty

06/19/2015 08:40 am ET | Updated Jun 19, 2015

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) called for Dylann Roof, the suspect in the shooting of nine people in a historic black church, to receive the death penalty.

“We will absolutely want him to have the death penalty,” Haley said during a Friday interview on NBC's "Today," calling Roof "a person filled with hate."

The shooting took place during a Bible study session at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, Wednesday night. Roof was captured Thursday in Shelby, North Carolina.

Roof's roommate said Thursday the 21-year-old had been "planning something like that for six months."

“He said he wanted to start a civil war," Dalton Tyler told ABC News. "He said he was going to do something like that and then kill himself.”

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