Dylann Roof transferred to federal prison

Dylann Storm Roof
FILE - In this June 18, 2015, file photo, Charleston, S.C., shooting suspect Dylann Storm Roof is escorted from the Cleveland County Courthouse in Shelby, N.C. Solicitor Scarlett Wilson told The Associated Press on Friday, March 31, 2017, that Roof is scheduled to enter a guilty plea during a hearing on April 10 in Charleston. The plea on all of his state charges, including nine counts of murder, comes in exchange for a sentence of life in prison, the prosecutor said. Roof has been awaiting trial on state murder charges for the deaths of nine black parishioners at Charleston's Emanuel AME Church in June 2015. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

Convicted killer Dylann Roof was transferred from Charleston’s Al Cannon Detention Center Friday.

He is now booked in the United States Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana. This is the only federal facility that performs executions.

The 23 year-old received a death sentence after being convicted of murder and hate crimes during a federal trial.

In June of 2015, Roof shot and killed 9 people at Emanuel A.M.E. Church, three others were wounded in the attack.

Federal regulations currently require death sentences to be executed by lethal injection.

News 2 will continue to provide updates as this story develops.

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