#DylannRoof Federal Death Penalty Trial

dylan-roof-45The white man accused of fatally shooting nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church will act as his own attorney in his federal death penalty trial.

Dylann Roof’s request Monday came against his lawyers’ advice, and U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel said he would reluctantly accept the 22-year-old’s “unwise” decision.

Noted death penalty attorney David Bruck then slid over and let Roof take the lead chair. The lawyers can stand by and help Roof if he asks.

Police say Roof hurled racist insults at the six women and three men he’s accused of killing and the three people he left alive in the June 2015 attack at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston.

Federal prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against Roof on hate crime, obstruction of religion and other charges.

 

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74 Responses to #DylannRoof Federal Death Penalty Trial

  1. rikyrah says:

    Lips pursed reading this entire thread.Hey murderer, you will spend the rest of your life in prison. Period.😠😠😠

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  64. Look at this little fucker

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  68. This little mofo here…

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