During a recent interview with the Black Collective, recently released Dwayne Stafford opened up about why he attacked Dylann Roof, the man behind the Emanuel AME Church shootings that killed five parishioners.
First Stafford confirms that during their stay in Charleston Country jail, he had numerous conversations with Roof, but two were cordial enough that the corrections officers didn’t believe that Stafford was a threat. Clearly they were wrong.
One day as the two spoke, Roof’s flippant behavior about the deaths he was accused of caused Stafford to lash out, the Associated Press reported. It began when Roof was talking about an 11-year-old girl who survived the shooting, the same shooting where Stafford’s facing multiple charges and the death penalty.
“He said something like, ‘I thought I killed the girl, the little girl, but they was like she didn’t get killed,’ and I was like ‘No, you didn’t get her. She played dead on you from what I heard.’” he said.
“That’s when I gave him the smart aleck, saying like you so bad but you let that child get off on you,’” he added.
Later on, Stafford saw an opening to assault Roof in the shower and he monopolized on it. He told the Black Collective that that precise moment was “like in the movies when a girl in the shower and she gets startled.”
As HELLO BEAUTIFUL previously reported, Stafford, 26, escaped his room, ran down a flight of stairs, and hit Roof several times in the face and body near the showers.
“I can’t say he deserved to die because I’m not a judge but I had the power to bust his [expletive],” Stafford stressed.
Well alrighty then.
Man Who Attacked Dylann Roof Tells Story: ‘I Got The Power To Bust His A$@’ was originally published on hellobeautiful.com