Dylann Roof Contemplated Suicide And Praised Hitler After His Arrest

He imagines that he will someday be pardoned.

Dylann Roof is currently refusing to apologize for his crimes and turning away psychological and psychiatric evaluations during the penalty phase of his trial. Recently released court documents reveal that Roof's personal diaries and letters contained musings on both his own suicide and his allegiance to Hitler, according to The Daily Mail.

Roof's journal, which was read to the court by Lauren Knapp of the Charleston County Sheriff's Office, reads somewhat like a manifesto. In it, Roof "said he only felt sorry for 'innocent white children forced to live in this sick country,'" and "that he had to give up his freedom to get something done to give whites more power ... He wrote that he felt he would eventually be pardoned if he were sentenced to life in prison and believed Adolf Hitler would eventually be canonized as a saint."

Roof also pondered his future and wondered if he would someday be able to adopt a white child in order to indoctrinate it into a life of white supremacist beliefs. 

In a different letter addressed to his mother, Roof wrote about how he was considering killing himself, leading to him being put on suicide watch at the time. "At this moment I miss you very much," he wrote. "And as childish as it sounds, I wish I was in your arms."

Roof's trial is still ongoing. He potentially faces the death penalty for his crimes.

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