Accused mass murderer Dylann Roof is “doing fine” in the slammer but could use some reading material, according to a jail note he may have sent to a pen pal.
The handwritten letter, which bears the signature of the South Carolina man suspected of gunning down nine people in a black Charleston church, recently surfaced on an online auction site, where it’s selling for $1,000, Radar Online first reported.
“My health and spirit are doing fine,” Roof allegedly writes. “Thanks for writing me, I appreciate your letter. It is nice to recieve (sic) mail in jail. Most people probably would be too scared to send me a letter.”
The 21-year-old accused killer tells the letter’s sender, Andrew Dodge of Burlington, Wash., he was shocked to receive the letter so soon after the massacre. The correspondence is dated June 18, the day of Roof’s capture.
Dodge said his intense fascination with “true crime” and obsession with serial killers led him to quickly mail out the memo.
“I wanted to be one of the first ones to do it,” the 25-year-old told the Daily News on Tuesday. “It’s just the case is so hot right now. I just wanted to reach out before there was any type of gag order or anything on him.”
Dodge, who owns the site True Crime Auction House, claims he’s not a white supremacist or fan of the cold-blooded man accused of killing the churchgoers after a Bible study class on June 17.