>> Dylan Roof's sentencing phase for his federal trial beginning with the 22 year old telling jurors, quote, there is nothing wrong with me psychologically. Roof, who is representing himself against his defense attorney's advice, offering the jury no remorse for the killing of nine African American congregants of a Charleston, South Carolina church.
Reuters reporter Harriet McLeod was in the courtroom.>> He spoke for less than five minutes, maybe no more than two or three and he told the jury that it might seem odd or out of place what he was going to say coming after the prosecution's opening statement. He said he wanted to make it clear that he was not mentally ill, that he wanted to represent himself because he didn't want mental health evidence presented.
He seemed calm, composed, he spoke in a soft voice, he has a strange voice. But he seemed determined and he didn't seem nervous. He didn't say whether he wanted to live, he didn't even reference the crime or his racist ideology that the prosecution had gone into.>> Prosecutors on Wednesday introducing a handwritten note found in Roof's jail cell six weeks after his arrest saying quote, I would like to make it crystal clear, I do not regret what I did.
I am not sorry, I have not shed a tear for the innocent people I killed.>> Assistant US Attorney Nathan Williams gave the opening statement and he said we will show this new evidence found in his jail cell on August third and that he asked the jury for the death penalty.
He said this crime deserves the death penalty, E}each one of these killings on its own would deserve the death penalty.>> It's unclear if Roof will testify in his own defense or cross examine witnesses. The sentencing phase is suspected to take at least a week before the jury deliberates over whether Roof gets life in prison or death.