>> Jurors will hear directly from Dylann Roof Wednesday, as the sentencing phase of his death penalty trial begins. The 22 year old white supremacist was found guilty of 33 federal counts of hate crimes. Obstruction of religion and firearms charges, tied to the killings of nine black congregants at a South Carolina church.
A US District judge ruled Monday that Roof was mentally fit to stand trial and act as his own lawyer. As prosecutors make the case that he should be executed for the 2015 massacre. Roof told the court he would give an opening statement, but call no witnesses and offer no evidence.
A revelation that prompted the lawyers who represented him during the guilt phase to question his competency. Jury selection for his state trial on the murder charges is expected to start later this month.