In the News: Is Dylann Roof trying to get “death by jury” in Charleston trial?

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DecisionQuest’s CEO, Dr. Philip K. Anthony, Ph.D., shared some insight into Dylann Roof’s surprise decision to represent himself in his Charleston trial.

“From the jury perspective, jurors always find it odd when a person elects to represent themselves,” Anthony said, citing the widely known practice of courts appointing lawyers to defendants who can’t afford them. “In a normal case, it’s typically seen as passion on their part, that they believe in their position.”

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