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Prof. Eric M. Freedman Quoted in International Business Times Story on Dylann Roof’s Choice to Represent Himself During Sentencing Phase

Eric M. Freedman, Siggi B. Wilzig Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Rights

Does Dylann Roof Want The Death Penalty? How The Charleston Killer Might Be Sabotaging His Sentence
By Josh Keefe
International Business Times
Jan. 4, 2017


However, [Professor Eric M.] Freedman has doubts about Roof’s competency.

“It would seem pretty clear that what is happening here is a mentally unstable individual is being wrongly allowed to conduct an incredibly stressful and legally complex court proceeding,” Freedman said. “That makes no sense from any perspective. It guarantees a distorted result as well as an infinite spiral of legal complexity to no clear purpose.”

Read the full article at ibtimes.com.

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