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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Dylann Roof to represent self in Charleston murder trial

The man accused of killing nine people at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina has been granted his request to represent himself.

Dylann Roof’s motion was approved by a federal judge Monday. Roof, 22, was deemed competent to stand trial last week.

The Associated Press reported that Roof’s request came despite his lawyer’s advice. U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel said the decision was made reluctantly to accept Roof’s “unwise” decision.

Roof is charged in connection to the June 2015 attack at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church Charleston. Included in the charges are hate crimes and obstruction of religion.

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12 comments:

Anonymous said...

It worked out well for the prosecution when Ted Bundy did it.

Anonymous said...

Waste of tax payer money. He definitely should been a justified police shooting.

Anonymous said...

What is stunning is the fact the state and Feds believed this man/kid lacked some mental capacity at one point to stand trial but now will allow for self-rep. Picture if you will, you are a viticm who escaped being questioned by the very person who made you a victim! Would you be a happy camper?

Anonymous said...

what a POS. just drag him out and put a bullet in his head.

Anonymous said...

Execution is the proper punishment for him.

Anonymous said...

Gives him easy appeal rights probably.

Anonymous said...

W
L
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Anonymous said...

He is intelligence.
The whole event made no sense at all.
You might want to read about it again.
It was a very strange event.

I believe it was fake.

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't be at all surprised if it was a white flag incident to keep people ginned up over racial tensions. That's the way our government has maintained control for the last thirty years starting with Bush Sr. 517 May not be off the mark at all here. Not at all. 🤔

Anonymous said...

He has a fool for a client.

Anonymous said...

they setting him up because he is White
If he were black..they would never let him be his own lawyer

he is easy to execute because he is white ...Fact Period

Anonymous said...

They will make an example out of him ....they may as well
had shot him on sight.....because he (being white) will
surely be executed....unlike OJ Simpson !!!! Who used to
play Golf with his white girls until, OH he got caught
doing Robberies.........after Killing his wife and her friend......and getting off scott free in his Race Case !!!