En 39 år gammel mann er anklaget for å ha skutt og såret fem mennesker i Alabama og Georgia. Han forteller til politiet at motivasjonen var rasistisk, og at han bevisst gikk etter hvite menn.

Justin Tyran Roberts, who is Black, told police that white men had picked on him and wronged him for all his life.

“Basically, he explained throughout his life, specifically white males had taken from him, and also what he described as military-looking white males had taken from him,” Detective Brandon Lockhart testified, according to the newspaper.

De fem mennene ble skutt i tre separate angrep i Colombus, Georgia og Phenix City, Alabama. Ingen av ofrene skal ha livstruende skader, sier politimesteren i Columbus, Freddie Blackmon.

Den utnevnte advokaten Robin King har bedt om at Roberts mentale tilstand undersøkes.

“The officer’s testimony has demonstrated that Mr. Roberts is having delusions and a disconnect from reality,” King told the judge.

Ledger-Enquirer