Charleston massacre accused Dylann Roof to defend himself
A white man accused of killing nine black people at a South Carolina church will be allowed to represent himself at trial, a federal judge has said.
US District Judge Richard Gergel said 22-year-old Dylann Roof's wish to be his own lawyer was "unwise", but nevertheless granted his request.
The surprise development came during jury selection on Monday morning.
Last week Mr Roof was deemed competent to stand trial in the shooting of nine Charleston parishioners in June 2015.
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