Judge Orders Second Competency Evaluation on Dylann Roof Before Sentencing

The judge ordered the evaluation out of "abundance of caution."

Judge Richard Gergel ordered the additional exam "in abundance of caution" after his standby lawyer questioned Roof's ability to stand trial, according to the courthouse. The competency hearing will take place Monday, and Gergel will make the ruling from the bench.

Gergel said he sees no reason to delay or cancel the sentencing phase of the trial, which is scheduled to take place Tuesday, according to the Associated Press.

Last month, Gergel ruled that Roof was competent to stand trial.

The same jurors who convicted Roof will also decide whether Roof will be sentenced to death.

Roof has said he will not call witnesses on his behalf during the sentencing phase.