Efforts by defense attorneys to have a mistrial declared in the Dylann Roof trial have been thwarted.
Day two of the Dylann Roof Trial is underway and more heartbreaking testimony is expected from survivors of the heinous and premeditated attack.
Judge Gergel warned Roof that it would be in his best interest to have legal representation, but approved the request and resumed jury selection.
A federal judge decided to resume jury selection after initially postponing the process on Monday afternoon.
Dylann Roof's lawyer, Sarah Gannett, said the charges are "extremely grave" and "under the Constitution they are not properly charged."
Defense attorneys claim that the case against their client is unconstitutional and infringes on the state's current murder case.
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