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Charleston: Dylann Roof Unrepentant for Emanuel AME Church Massacre

HeadlineJan 05, 2017

In Charleston, South Carolina, convicted murderer Dylann Roof offered no apology and no explanation for his massacre at the Emanuel AME Church in June of 2015, telling jurors he was psychologically fit to stand trial. The comment came as Roof acted as his own attorney in a brief opening statement during the sentencing phase of his trial. Roof faces a possible death sentence after he was convicted in December of murdering nine black worshipers, including Pastor Clementa Pinckney. In their opening statement, prosecutors quoted excerpts of a racist manifesto written by Roof while he was held in a Charleston jail. Roof wrote, “I would like to make it crystal clear I do not regret what I did. … I am not sorry. I have not shed a tear for the innocent people I killed.”

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