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A federal judge is granting permission to accused South Carolina church shooter Dylann Roof to represent himself in his federal death penalty trial.

Before granting his motion Monday morning, Judge Richard Gergel called Roof’s decision “unwise.” Jury selection is currently underway in the upcoming trial.

Roof will stand trial for the deadly shooting at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston in June 2015. Nine people were killed during bible study, including the church’s pastor, Reverend Clementa Pinkney, who also served as a state senator.

The 22-year-old Roof, a self-described white supremacist, has been federally indicted on 33 counts related to the nine murders.

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