Prosecutor says defendant in church shooting to face death penalty

-BOSTON GLOBE, SEPTEMBER 4, 2015, FEAT. PROF. COLIN MILLER

The white man accused of killing nine black churchgoers in what authorities said was a racially motivated crime during Bible study will face a death penalty trial, even though not all the victims’ families agree with capital punishment, a prosecutor said Thursday.

Solicitor Scarlett Wilson said Thursday that some crimes are just so heinous they require the most serious punishment the state can give.

‘‘This was the ultimate crime, and justice from our state calls for the ultimate punishment,’’ Wilson said, reading a three-minute statement outside her Charleston office. She took no questions. <Read More>