"I would like to make crystal clear that I do not regret what I did".
"I am not sorry".
White supremacist Dylann Roof, facing the death penalty for the hate-fueled killings of nine black churchgoers in SC, did not mention race, the crime or whether he wants to live as he spoke on Wednesday to jurors at his federal trial.
On December 15, the federal jury found 22-year-old Roof guilty on all 33 counts he was facing.
The families of the Charleston church shooting victims are recounting their tragic stories of loss and grief to the jurors who will decide whether or not convicted killer Dylann Roof will be sentenced to death.
The outburst prompted a complaint from Roof, who is representing himself in the trial's penalty phase, and a warning from U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel that the testimony had toed the line on what was legally acceptable.
Six weeks after his arrest, jailers found a racist manifesto Roof had penned in his cell, Williams said.
"The point is I'm not going to lie to you", Roof said. "He killed them because they were less than people". The prosecutors are scheduled to bring in 38 family members of the nine parishioners killed to testify about their loss. During more than an hour on the stand, Pinckney described her husband as an affable figure who garnered respect from all corners in his roles as legislator and preacher but was a goofy family man in private with his two young daughters. She said she was walking to the door when she saw blood on the floor.
"For her to die, welcoming in a stranger to a church where she grew up, where I got baptized, where she got married", Quarles said, trailing off through tears.
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"I knew he was gone", Jennifer Pinckney told the court.
Pinckney said she and her daughter were spared so she could continue her husband's legacy.
CHARLESTON, S.C. Convicted murderer Dylann Roof's failure to object in court to tearful testimony by family members of those slain in the SC church massacre show he is incapable of making a case to spare his life, his former lawyer said on Thursday.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Richardson shot back, "He's the one who chose to kill nine people".
She shared how much he loved her and their daughters, now 12 and 7; how he would ask for a schedule at the beginning of each school year in hopes of attending every possible event with his kids.
During the trial, Roof's defence lawyer urged the jury to consider his client's mental state when determining his penalty.
"I know this is not a legal argument, but the unsealing of the competency hearing defeats the goal of me representing myself", Roof said.
Some of the most emotional testimony came from the Rev. Anthony Thompson, whose wife, Myra, was killed.
He asked jurors to forget anything his attorney told them earlier, a reference to David Bruck's attempts during last month's guilt phase to signal to jurors that Roof suffers from an undisclosed mental defect.