Dylann Roof’s Journal Reveals He Has No Regrets Over Shooting
After announcing that he would defend himself in court, Dylann Roof, the man who shot and killed nine black parishioners at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C last year, delivered a brief opening statement on Wednesday morning. “There’s nothing wrong with me psychologically,” he said.
This was after two pages from Roof’s journal, written six weeks after the shooting, were read to the court. “I would like to make it crystal clear I do not regret what I did,” he wrote in the journal, “I am not sorry.”
The sentencing phase of the trial is expected to run into next week. On December 15th, Roof was found guilty of 33 hate crime, obstruction of religion, and firearms charges. He faces the death penalty.