Dylann Roof, convicted killer of nine persons at an African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina has been deemed mentally competent for sentencing by a federal judge.
Dr. James Ballenger of Charleston, a specialist in forensic psychiatry, evaluated Roof over the weekend with the results presented in court on Monday.
US District Judge Richard Gergel did not allow the public to be present when the test results were presented, saying he wanted to protect Roof’s right to a fair trial and right to self-representation.
Roof’s sentencing is scheduled for 9:30am on Wednesday. Roof could be sentenced to death.