Last summer Dylann Roof took it upon himself to murder nine innocent African-American people during a Bible Study class in June 2015 in Charleston, S.C. Although you would think that this is pretty much an open and close case, unfortunately it’s not. Roof’s lawyers are doing what they were hired to do and try to get Roof a lighter sentence. Attorneys for Dylann Roof are asking that all federal changes against their client be dropped, calling Roof’s government case unconstitutional.

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On Tuesday, Roof’s lawyers filed the motion that the federal government did not have the constitutional authority to prosecute Roof; instead, the state government should be left to handle the matter. They also claim the federal case against Roof violates his 13th Amendment rights (which outlawed slavery) and the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment.

“The charges at issue are extremely grave, but under the Constitution they are not properly charged. The defendant therefore requests that the indictment be dismissed.”

argued Sarah Gannett, one of Roof’s lawyers.

Jury selection for his federal trial is set to begin Nov. 7 while his state trial is scheduled for January 17, 2017. Prosecutors at the state and federal levels are seeking the death penalty for Roof.

If anything is “unconstitutional” in this case is the simple fact that Roof took it upon himself to murder nine people for no reason in the house of God. Smh. What do you think? Comment below.

Source: Crook Sandliars