Charleston Church Shooting Suspect Will Represent Himself In Court
A judge has granted Dylann Roof's request to defend himself in his upcoming trial.By Briana Altergott | November 28, 2016
The man suspected of killing nine churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina, last year will be allowed to represent himself in his upcoming trial.
According to local media, right before jury selection was set to begin on Monday, Dylann Roof asked U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel if he could defend himself.
The judge told the suspect he thought it would be "wise" to keep his lawyers, but he accepted his request, so long as his attorneys remain available as standby counsel.