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Racist murderer Dylann Roof asking for new trial, wants to be spared the death penalty
by Stephen A. Crockett, Jr.

Convicted terrorist Dylann Roof, who stormed into a Charleston, S.C., church and killed nine black worshippers, is asking for a new federal trial.

According to BuzzFeed, Roof, who was convicted in federal court of 33 counts, including hate crimes, and was sentenced to death in January for the 2015 massacre at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, is now asking through his attorneys for a new trial to save him from the death penalty.

Roof’s attorneys are arguing in a request made Friday that the white supremacist’s use of the internet, highways and a gun made out-of-state were not enough to bring federal charges.

Roof showed no remorse for the killings; in fact, in a videotaped confession to the FBI, Roof confessed to the murders, and during his trial’s closing, told jurors that he would do it again.

However, Roof’s attorneys now argue that his case was solely based in South Carolina and involved incidental and everyday use of the internet and purchases made out-of-state, and therefore didn’t meet the interstate-commerce clause standard needed in order for federal charges to be filed.

Roof had attorneys during his trial, but fired them during his sentencing phase to avoid news of his mental health being made public.


Read more at Buzzfeed

Pictured: State Sen. Clementa Pinckney, one of nine victims. Courtey: Emanuel AME

 





 
 

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