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South Carolina Shooter Dylann Roof Maybe Mentally Incompetent to Stand Trial… Really?

South Carolina shooter Dylann Roof may have dodged a bullet, in June of 2015 he open fired in the historically black Charleston church, Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church killing 9 black church members..

Dylann was charged with several counts of murder, including attempted murder, in addition to possessing a fire arm as a convicted felon. Well now a judge believes that may be mentally incompetent. Now he’s unable to stand trial until he’s been further evaluated and receives treatment, “aimed at restoring him to competence,” NY Daily News reports.

U.S Judge Richard Gergel found reason to believe Dylann Roof, “may presently be suffering from a mental disease or defect.” As a result, he ordered another competency exam for the gunman. Apparently, a report on the exam is expected in on Monday and a hearing will be held on Wednesday.

Gergel’s plan, according to reports, is to rule on Roof’s competency within days and begin jury selection on the 21st of this month.


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