Submitted by: Odio @ 02:21 PM | Monday, December 19, 2016 | (url: http://metro.co.u...)
Roof, 22, was found guilty this week of the racist massacre of nine black worshippers as they prayed in a church in Charleston, South Carolina.
Now, his trial is moving on to consider whether or not he should be given the death penalty.
According to a motion he filed, handwritten, the white supremacist killer said he wouldnt be calling on mental health experts to testify because he doesnt believe in psychology.
It is a Jewish invention and does nothing but invent diseases and tell people they have problems when they dont, he wrote separately in a journal.
He also fired his entire legal team and is now going to act as his own lawyer during the death penalty phase of his trial, which starts on January 3.
Roof opened fire on an historic African-American church, the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church, on June 17, 2015.
The same jury that convicted Roof of 33 charges related to the massacre including hate crime and obstruction of religion will soon decide if he is sentenced to life in prison without parole, or death.
In his handwritten note, he said: I will not be calling mental health experts or presenting mental health evidence.
Roofs lawyers unsuccessfully tried to stop him from acting as his own lawyer, warning that he was a high-school dropout and was therefore not best placed to present his own mitigation.
They reportedly feared Roof fired them because he was afraid that embarrassing details relating to himself and his family would be presented in court as evidence, even though it would have been done so in an attempt to spare him a death sentence.