Dylann Roof rejects attorneys for his appeal, calls them biological enemies

TERRA HAUTE, Indiana (WCIV) — Citing a "conflict of interest" regarding politics and religion, convicted Emanuel AME Church gunman Dylann Roof has asked a federal appeals court to dismiss his current defense attorneys and appoint new ones.

In a hand-written motion mailed Sept. 13 to the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, Roof writes he believes his current attorneys could not possibly have his best interests in mind as they prepare a case for an upcoming appeal of his conviction in the Emanuel AME case, because the attorneys are Jewish and Indian.

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