Dylann Roof stuck with his Indian and Jewish lawyers after throwing a legal tantrum
A federal appellate court has denied white supremacist killer Dylann Roof’s request to fire his lawyers based on their ethnicities, the Charleston Post-Courier reports.
Yesterday, news broke that Roof, who is appealing his death sentence for killing nine black church-goers in Charleston, SC in 2015 because of their races, wished to fire his court-appointed lawyers Alexandra Yates and Sapna Mirchandani because they are Indian and Jewish and therefore his “biological enemies.”
He referred to Mirchandani and Yates as his “my political and biological enemies” in a three-page letter he penned asking for new lawyers.
The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals responded to the long letter with one line: “the court denies the motion for substitution of counsel on appeal.”