According to the NY Times:
The judge, Richard M. Gergel of Federal District Court in Charleston, called the request by Mr. Roof, 22, “strategically unwise,” but allowed him to have a lawyer present as backup.
“I do find defendant has the personal capacity to self-representation,” Judge Gergel said, according to The Post & Courier. He added, “It is a decision you have the right to make.”
Well, the best thing about this is, he will MOST CERTAINLY be prosecuted and executed for his demonic hateful crime. Fry slow