Deputies: Dylann Roof transferred from Charleston Co. jail to federal marshals

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The man sentenced to death in the massacre of nine parishioners at a downtown Charleston church is now in federal custody.

The Charleston County Sheriff's Office confirmed Dylann Roof has been transferred from the Al Cannon Detention Center Friday. He is now in the custody of the United States Marshals Service.

Roof was convicted in December on 33 federal charges relating to the June 17, 2015 shooting at Mother Emanuel AME Church in downtown Charleston. He was sentenced to death on those charges in January.

Earlier this month, Roof agreed to plead guilty to 13 state charges that included nine counts of murder, three counts of attempted murder and a weapons charge for life sentences without parole.

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