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Church shooter Dylann Roof says he will not testify, bear witness to save life

 

Dylann Roof has told a court that he intends to call no witnesses and present no evidence to try to convince a jury to spare his life for killing nine black Charleston church and to the faithful in a hate crime.

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Roof told U. S. District Judge Richard Gergel at a hearing Wednesday he still plans to act as his own lawyer as the punishment phase of his federal death penalty trial starts next week Tuesday.

Gergel told the Roof to talk with his grandfather, who is a lawyer, and the other members of the family one last time. He says the Roof can change his mind and back to bring his lawyers to the opening of accounts next week.

There was also an argument of the Roof on the mystery evidence, such as a photo, prosecutors want to show, and videos of jailhouse visits. Details were not given in court.

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