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Dylann Roof (R), the 21-year-old man charged with murdering nine worshippers at a historic black church in Charleston last month, is helped to his chair by chief public defender Ashley Pennington during a hearing at the Judicial Center in Charleston

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A judge ruled yesterday that convicted mass murderer Dylann Roof is competent withstand the sentencing phase of his trial in Charleston. Roof will continue to represent himself and on Wednesday will present to the same jury that unanimously convicted him of 33 charges related to the killing of nine black churchgoers at Emanuel AME.  22-year-old Roof has said he does not plan to present any evidence or call any witnesses in his defense.

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