This man has the face of evil. How could any jury give him anything less than the maximum penalty? It doesn’t seem possible.
Chilling messages penned by Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof have been revealed as prosecutors use his own words to portray him as a cruel angry racist at his death penalty trial.
Roof’s handwritten diary, which was found in his car, along with his two-hour confession, recorded the day after the shooting, was introduced as evidence Friday.
‘How could our faces, skin color and body structure be so different, but our brains exactly the same?’ Roof wrote in one of the less offensive passages.
In another, he wrote in scrawling handwriting: ‘I would love for there to be a race war. I wont lie, I think every white nationalist dreams of a race war even if they deny it.
‘But Im (sic) not sure we even need to have one. Ideally we could simply take control of the government, and inact (sic) laws in order to get thing under control.
‘I would personally be content with reinstating segregation and punishing certain individuals as need be. Although we would also need to put a forced sterilization program and deportation program in place at the same time.’
In his journal, Roof also wrote of regret that he was never able to fall in love, according to WACH Fox.
In the video of the confession, Roof laughed repeatedly and made exaggerated gun motions as he described the massacre, during which he killed nine people at a church Bible study.
‘Uh, I did it,’ Roof said in a filmed recording of the questioning, which was played for the public for first time Friday.
‘I killed them,’ Roof added.. As he talked more, he chuckled and said, ‘Well, I killed them, I guess.’
He wanted to leave at least one person alive to tell what happened, he explained, complaining that his victims ‘complicated things’ by hiding under tables.