December 17, 2016
DyRo, this is stupid.
Dylann Roof doesn’t want a jury to consider his mental health when they decide next month whether he should face the death penalty for killing nine black Charleston church worshippers, according to a handwritten motion he filed late Friday.
Roof’s decision to not call mental health experts to testify isn’t too much of a surprise. In his hate-filled, racist journal read to the jury during his trial, Roof said his doesn’t believe in psychology.
“It is a Jewish invention and does nothing but invent diseases and tell people they have problems when they don’t,” Roof wrote.
Roof, 22, is acting as his own lawyer during the penalty phase of his trial, which starts Jan. 3.
The same jury that convicted him Thursday on 33 charges including hate crime and obstruction of religion will decide if Roof is sentenced to life in prison without parole or death for the massacre on June 17, 2015, at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church in Charleston.
Roof’s lawyers unsuccessfully tried to stop him from being his own lawyer, saying he was a high-school dropout and that they feared Roof fired them because he was afraid the attorneys would present evidence that would embarrass him and his family when trying to save his life.
State prosecutors have also said they will seek the death penalty against Roof in a separate trial on nine murder charges, likely to begin sometime next year.
Get the prison term, Roof.
Eight years from now, we’re electing an IRL LITERALLY HITLER.
And we’re going to let you out.
I joke about you doing what you did in self-defense, but in a cosmic sense, it is absolutely true. It was stupid, of course. But it was a form of self-defense.
In 2024, you will have been in prison for a decade.
And LITERALLY HITLER is going to let you out.
Take the mental deal, Roof.