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Mass shooter Dylann Roof, with a laugh, confesses 'I did it"

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(CNN)Dylann Roof confessed almost immediately to the massacre at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, according to an FBI video shown Friday at his murder trial in Charleston, South Carolina.

"I went to that church in Charleston and I did it," he said with a laugh.

"Did you shoot them?" a law enforcement officer asked.

"Yes," Roof replied matter-of-factly, with another laugh.

Asked how many people he killed that day, the young man in the mushroom-shaped haircut calmly replied: "If I was going to guess, five maybe. I'm really not sure."

In the video, Roof said he opened fire with a Glock .45-caliber pistol.

He fired 70 rounds that night in June 2015. A dozen people had stood to offer prayers at the Bible study, with their eyes closed, prosecutors said. Nine were killed.

"I didn't say anything to them," Roof said of his victims.

What about after the shootings?

"I didn't talk to them."

Roof admitted in the video sitting with his victims for about 15 minutes.

"It was a Bible study," he said.

He had seven magazines with him, he told investigators. A bag and his weapon.

"I was sitting there thinking if I should do it or not for 15 minutes," Roof said, according to the video. "I could have walked out. I don't want to say it was spur of the moment."

In the video, Roof is seen sitting at a circular table at the Shelby, North Carolina, police department. He occasionally gestures with his hands but his voice -- deep and monotone -- betrays no emotion. The sun hits the camera lens, partly washing out the young man's face.

"Somebody had to do it," Roof said of the slayings. He added that "black people are killing white people everyday... What I did is so minuscule compared to what they do to white people every day."

He acted alone after researching the city and the church.

 

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http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/09/us/dylann-roof-trial-charleston-video/index.html

 

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 foxtrot2000    583

a family member is a CO at the jail where roof is. Roof made him a paper airplane with his court statement paper. Maybe I could sell it on EBAY... Other than murdering Church people, he says Roof is just a dorky little kid that is quite satisfied with his death sentence. 

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Sulie   
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I Can't help but wonder what has happened in his family, that he ended up this way. There has to be so many layers we will never know about.

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 COBO Member    3,448
21 minutes ago, Sulie said:

I Can't help but wonder what has happened in his family, that he ended up this way. There has to be so many layers we will never know about.

I haven't bothered to see if anyone claims, "Oh he was such a good boy." as we've heard of others in the past.

The kid is obviously deranged and puts no value on life, including his own. I sure wouldn't put any effort/$$ in trying to psychoanalyse his history, though it might make good book fodder.

I think most people don't care about any layers except the final one and that leaves only one question. What method does the state use for execution?

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 schon    778
47 minutes ago, Sulie said:

I Can't help but wonder what has happened in his family, that he ended up this way. There has to be so many layers we will never know about.

Agreed.And which SSRI he was taking.

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