White supremacist Dylann Roof has been found guilty of shooting and killing nine African-American churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina, last year.
The 22-year-old was found guilty of all 33 federal charges he faced including federal hate crimes, obstructing the exercise of religion and firearms violations.
The 12 jurors took less than two hours to determine his guilt after six days of testimony, News service Reuters reports.
Hate crimes typically carry harsher penalties than crimes that aren’t motivated by hatred towards a group or extreme racism in the case of Roof.
Roof’s attack on a Bible study at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on June 17, 2015 shook the US and the world.
Police said he sat with worshippers for an hour of Bible study before opening fire.
After a 14-hour manhunt, Roof was taken into custody during a traffic stop in Shelby, North Carolina, about a four-hour drive from the scene of the mass shooting, ABC News reported at the time.
Roof showed no emotion as the guilty verdicts were read in court, but he has yet to learn how much time he will serve or if he will die as a result of his crimes.
Prosecutors have said they will be seeking the death penalty when the sentencing portion of the trial begins, which anticipated to be January 3.