12:08, September 19 292 0 abajournal.com

2017-09-19 12:08:04
Convicted mass shooter Dylann Roof seeks ouster of lawyers because they are Jewish and Indian

Dylann Roof, the white supremacist sentenced to death for killing nine black church members, is asking a court to remove his appointed appellate lawyers because they “are my political and biological enemies.”

In a pro se motion filed with the Richmond, Virginia-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Roof says the lawyers, Alexandra Yates and Sapna Mirchandani, “are Jewish and Indian, respectively. It is therefore quite literally impossible that they and I could have the same interests relating to my case.” BuzzFeed News, the State, the Post and Courier and Charleston City Paper covered the filing.

Roof also clashed with his court-appointed lawyer, David Bruck, during his trial. Roof wrote that in his motion that Bruck is Jewish and “his ethnicity was a constant source of conflict even with my constant efforts to look past it.”

Roof has said he killed the church members because he hoped to start a race war.