Witness Testimony, Roofs Manifesto: Dylann Roof Sentencing Trial
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Prosecutors in Dylann Roof’s death penalty trial have called dozens of witnesses, but no one who knew Roof before he killed nine black church worshippers.
But Roof’s own journal and manifesto writings shed light on a racist, hate-filled loner who dropped out of high school and posed in photos with the Confederate flag.
Prosecutors have painted a portrait of a young man consumed by racial hatred who carefully planned a massacre, picking out meek, innocent black people who likely wouldn’t fight back.
The defense has called no witnesses. Jurors will decide whether Roof should be executed or spend the rest of his life in prison for the killings.