Charleston Shooting Suspect Dylann Roof Waives Right To A Lawyer

AP

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — An assistant clerk in North Carolina says the extradition hearing for suspect in the fatal shooting of nine people at a historic black church lasted just 10 minutes, and he waived his right to counsel.

At the hearing, suspect 21-year-old Dylann Roof waived his right to extradition, which means he will be headed to South Carolina.

Cleveland County Assistant Clerk Ruth Deviney says she doesn’t know when or how that will happen. She says Roof was taken from the courthouse by officers from the FBI, the Sheriff’s Office and the Shelby Police. She says he’s legally in the custody of the Shelby police.

Waiving his right to counsel means Roof will either represent himself or hire his own lawyer.

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