Dylann Roof will not call witnesses as jury mulls death penalty
Gergel told Roof that he advised against the man's decision to offer no evidence and represent himself, but said that he would continue to allow the man to provide a defense or reappoint his attorneys until the penalty phase of the trial begins.
"At this point I'm not intending to offer any evidence at all or call any witnesses", Roof said as he addressed the judge, adding that he made that statement for the benefit of assistant USA attorneys who are pursuing the death penalty against him.
"As far as I know, I am not intending to offer any evidence at all or call any witnesses whatsoever", Roof told US Judge Richard Gergel in a Charleston courtroom, The Post and Courier reported.
Roof appeared at the hearing in his striped gray jail jumpsuit, handcuffed and shackled at the ankles.
Roof's legal team has indicated in earlier court filings he was reluctant to introduce testimony about his mental health and family history.
Based on notebooks found in his auto and elsewhere, Roof wrote of being moved by the killing of Trayvon Martin in which he sided with the black teen's killer, George Zimmerman. His former lead attorney, David Bruck, sat in the lead attorney's chair at the defense table. The government is hoping to send Roof to death row.
Speaking about this storyline, NFL Network analyst (and former player) Deion Sanders called out the Vikings DBs . I totally understand why Zimmer would say whatever he could to dismiss this story with all expedience.
On December 23rd, the cricketer posted a photo of him and wife Hasin Jahan, in which Hasin wore a sleeveless gown. He was not alone and found support in another Indian muslim cricketer - Mohammad Kaif.
An HM Treasury spokesperson said: "The fundamentals of the United Kingdom economy are strong, but there remain challenges ahead". Inflation reached a two-year high of 1.2% last month, squeezing families with higher price tags for clothing, food and petrol.
It's not a music video, it's just literally a three-minute tribute to Kylie and Tyga's love/hotness, as Sasha told W magazine . Kylie documented the evening via Snapchat, also showing off a truly stunning diamond necklace given by her rapper beau, Tyga.
It certainly sounds like an exciting update, especially the garage summoning feature that we've known about for a while now. The tech blog would go on to add that "the speed limit doesn't have a direct effect on the Autopilot's speed".
China has, in response, accused Washington of meddling in regional issues and deliberately escalating the situation in the region. Meanwhile, China has tested the latest version of its fifth-generation stealth fighter, state media reported on December 26.
The ensemble, informally known as "Russia's singing weapon", has about 200 members and has achieved a number of worldwide awards. Gen Konashenkov said the plane was last serviced in September and had undergone more substantial repairs in December 2014.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is investigating 28 Russian athletes from the Winter Olympics of 2014 in Sochi. The IOC said that for the 28 athletes there was "evidence of manipulation of one or more of their urine samples".
Then again, so is Baltimore, a team that seems to thrive when playing in front of a sea of yellow Terrible Towels. To compare, Brown has 11 touchdowns in that same span against other AFC North foes, the Bengals and Browns.
Nevertheless, activities observed in honor of the Christmas season should always be identified as Christmas observances. Decades ago, it was not acceptable to talk about celebrating Chanukah or other holidays at this time of year.
Buffalo Bills fire Rex Ryan with one week left in regular season
Like the Jeff Fisher firing earlier in the season, the only surprising thing about the coaching change is that it took this long. The Pegulas exhausted of a personality that could deliver quotes but not the level of success that keeps fans in their seats.
Mass Graves Discovered in Aleppo by Russian Troops
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his family visited a convent north of Damascus on Christmas day. Russian Federation had accused the rebels of laying multiple booby traps and mines across the city.
Azhar's ton lifts Pakistan to 232-4 at lunch
Asad, who scored 137 in the second innings in Brisbane, continued that form here, hitting for fours off 146 balls in 2½ hours. Azhar was 139 not out with Mohammad Amir on 28 as rain cut short the action at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Powerful natural disaster shakes Chile, no deaths reported
Chile's national emergency office has issued an alert and ordered the evacuation of coastal areas of Los Lagos region. A powerful Christmas Day quake hit southern Chile on Sunday, triggering tsunami warnings and an evacuation order.
Pakistan win toss, bat in Boxing Day Test
Already 0-1 down in the three-match Test rubber, veteran Younis Khan (21) then joined Azhar after the break. At stumps, Azhar was batting on 66 not out whereas Asad Shafiq reached 4 not out.