>> The second phase of Dylann Roof's trial set to begin this week when a jury will decide whether to give the 22-year-old life in prison or the death penalty for the mass shooting at a South Carolina church in 2015 that left nine black worshipers dead. A judge on Monday hearing new testimony from a psychiatrist to determine if Roof is mentally capable of representing himself, as he has opted to serve as his own lawyer for his sentencing.
Roof, an avowed white supremacist, was found guilty last month of 33 counts of federal hate crimes resulting in death after entering the Emmanuel Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston and opening fire. The same jurors who found him guilty will now decide his fate. The sentencing phase of the trial is due to start on Tuesday.