Now that Dylann Roof, who killed nine black parishioners at a church in cold blood two years ago, has been sentenced to death, his case is working its way through the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
He has been given a legal team. But he doesn't like them at all.
According to The Washington Post, Roof wrote in a motion to the court requesting that he be allowed to fire his attorneys because one is a Jewish American and the other is an Indian American.
"Alexandra Yates and Sapna Mirchandani, are Jewish and Indian respectively," Roof wrote. "It is therefore quite literally impossible that they and I could have the same interests relating to my case."
According to Roof, the ethnicities of his lawyers are a "barrier to effective communication" because they are Jewish and Indian.
Roof also claims that he had problems with the lawyer appointed to him during his first trial, who was also Jewish. He wrote that his original lawyer's religion "was a constant source of conflict even with my constant efforts to look past it."
To sum things up, Roof wrote, "Because of my political views, which are arguably religious, it will be impossible for me to trust two attorneys that are my political and biological enemies."
Roof has shown zero remorse for his actions, saying during his federal trial, "I felt like I had to do it, and I still feel like I had to do it."
He also confessed his crime to FBI agents, telling them, "I had to do it because somebody had to do something. Black people are killing white people every day on the street, and they are raping white women."
Yates and Mirchandani have their work cut out for them, as a circuit court judge has denied Roof's request, Time Magazine reports.
"The court denies the motion for substitution of counsel on appeal," the judge wrote.