Dylann Roof's Laughing Confession Was Played For Jurors (VIDEO)

He currently faces the death penalty.

Dylann Roof, the Charleston shooter who killed nine people at a church meeting, confessed to police shortly after he was caught. Now, that confession - during which Roof can be seen laughing - is being played during for jurors at his trial.


In certain segments, Roof is hesitant to admit the entirety of his crimes. At other points he is seen laughing about specifics. This will most likely not bode well for the young gunman, who potentially faces the death penality.

Roof also admits to the racial motivations of his massacre in the confession, saying "I do consider myself a white supremacist," and claiming that his killing does not compare to the crimes perpetrated against the white race.

Jurors were played the full two hour confession at the trial on Friday the 9th. According to NBCNews, Roof did not emote at the trial itself: "While the proceedings have been punctuated at times by the sobs of the victims' loved ones, Roof has sat stone-faced and has rarely looked at the people whose lives were torn apart by the massacre. 

Until Wednesday, when Roof showed up in court wearing a gray sweater and slacks, the go-to getup for the admitted killer with the bowl haircut had been his striped jail jumpsuit."

You can watch the entire confession, below:

[Photo: Getty Images]

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