Saturday, 17 August, 2019

Man sentenced to 2nd life term in Charlottesville car attack

‘Avowed Neo-Nazi’ Formally Sentenced to Life Plus 419 Years for Murdering Heather Heyer Neo-Nazi gets 2nd life sentence + 419 years for murder of protester in Va.
Patty Aguilar | 16 July, 2019, 17:40

James Alex Fields Jr., is led out of General District Court courthouse after his sentencing on state charges, Monday, July 15, 2019, in Charlottesville, Va. Fields, an avowed white supremacist, was sentenced to life plus 419 years on state charges for deliberately driving his vehicle into anti-racism protesters during a white nationalist rally in Virginia.

Under state law, he was allowed to go lower than the recommendation, but not higher.

"I apologize to my mother for putting her through all of this".

The man convicted of plowing his auto into a crowd of counter-protesters on Fourth Street on Aug.12, 2017 will face a judge for his sentencing on Monday.

In his remarks before sentencing, Moore acknowledged Fields' long history of mental health issues, beginning when he was institutionalized several times as a child. Fields was also sentenced to life in federal court over hate crime charges in the same incident.

Prosecutors wrote in a sentencing memorandum that life in prison is the only appropriate sentence.

Susan Bro, Heyer's mother, told Moore during her statement that she hopes Fields will find "reclamation" in prison but also that he "never sees the light of day". In Fields' case, the state sentence will be mainly symbolic since he has already received a life sentence on federal charges.

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On Monday, Charlottesville Circuit Judge Richard Moore sentenced Fields to the life term plus 419 years and $480,000 in fines, in keeping with a jury's recommendation.

Hundreds of counterprotesters turned out in 2017 to face an assortment of alt-right and far-right protesters rallying in the Virginia college town against the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

The event stirred racial tensions around the country and highlighted the polarization that continues to grip the US.

During Fields' state trial, his attorneys said he was afraid after seeing violent skirmishes between white nationalists and counterprotesters.

For Fields, 22, an OH resident with a long history of espousing racist and anti-Semitic views, Monday's appearance in a packed courtroom was possibly his last face-to-face reckoning with the judicial system on charges related to the infamous "Unite the Right" rally. "In federal court, he gave up that right because he pleaded guilty".

In this Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017 photo, James Alex Fields Jr., second from left, holds a black shield in Charlottesville, Va., where a white supremacist rally took place.

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