Dylann Roof, who was sentenced to the death penalty after killing nine people at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., is requesting new lawyers for his appeals trial, saying it would be “impossible” to trust them because of their races.
“My two currently appointed attorneys, 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,” he said in the court document obtained by Fox Carolina.
“The lawyer appointed to represent me at my Federal trial was David Isaac Bruck, who is also Jewish. His ethnicity was a constant source of conflict even with my constant efforts to look past it,” Roof wrote. “Because of my political views, which are arguably religious, it will be impossible for me to trust two attorneys that are my political and biological enemies. The difficulties during my trial are evidence of this.” Read more at Fox News.