James Alex Fields Jr. Biography
James Alex Fields Jr had driven from Ohio to attend the rally. Fields previously espoused neo-Nazi and white supremacist beliefs. He was convicted in a state court of hit and run, the first-degree murder of 32-year-old Heather Heyer, and eight counts of malicious wounding, and sentenced to life in prison. On March 27, 2019, he pled guilty to 29 of 30 federal charges in exchange for the prosecutors not seeking the death penalty.
Attorneys for James Alex Fields Jr. said in a sentencing memo that he does not deserve to spend the rest of his life in prison because of his young age, traumatic childhood and mental illness. https://t.co/7XeLAV7rAm
— Stars and Stripes (@starsandstripes) June 23, 2019
James Alex Fields Jr. Age
He is 22 Years old.
James Alex Fields Jr. Jailed for Life
The white supremacist who killed one woman and left dozens more injured when he mowed down a group of protesters who had assembled at a white nationalist rally in Virginia two years ago is asking a judge for a commuted sentence.
A sentencing memo filed last week by lawyers for James Alex Fields Jr., 22, states that their client should not have to spend his natural-born life in prison because of his age, the fact that he endured a traumatic childhood and his history of mental illness.
— That Writer Guy (@BBarrouquere) June 19, 2019
Fields entered a guilty plea to federal hate crimes earlier this year in a deal that spared him from possibly getting the death penalty for killing anti-racism activist Heather Heyer.
‘No amount of punishment imposed on James can repair the damage he caused to dozens of innocent people. But this Court should find that retribution has limits,’ reads the memo.
Meanwhile, the man behind the domestic terror attack continues to show no remorse for his actions ahead of his June 28 sentencing hearing.
Self-avowed white supremacist asks for mercy in sentencing in fatal Charlottesville attack.
James Alex Fields Jr., who pleaded guilty to federal hate crimes, is seeking a sentence shorter than life in prison. #HeatherHeyer https://t.co/TagzDvog1x
— Bereaveability (@Bereaveability) June 23, 2019
Charlottesville car attack
On August 12, 2017, a car was deliberately driven into a crowd of people who had been peacefully protesting the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing one and injuring 28
James Alex Fields Jr. seeks mercy
The self-avowed white supremacist who plowed his car into counterdemonstrators opposing a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, two years ago, killing one person and injuring dozens, has asked a judge for mercy and a sentence shorter than life in prison.
Lawyers for James Alex Fields Jr., 22, said in a sentencing memo submitted in court documents Friday that the defendant should not spend his entire life in prison because of his age, a traumatic childhood and a history of mental illness. Fields pleaded guilty to federal hate crimes in March and is set to be sentenced on June 28.
Charlottesville white supremacist who killed protester asks judge for mercy
Attorneys for James Alex Fields Jr seek less than life sentence, while prosecutors say a life term will help deter acts of domestic terrorism
— Socialist Voice ? (@SocialistVoice) June 23, 2019
“No amount of punishment imposed on James can repair the damage he caused to dozens of innocent people. But this Court should find that retribution has limits,” his attorneys wrote.
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Lawyers for James Alex Fields Jr is sentencing Jailed for life.
- He killed Heather Heyer and injured dozens more in Charlottesville car attack
- Fields have shown no remorse for his actions, refers to his victim as ‘that girl’ and continues to disparage her mother in prison phone calls
- ‘Any mental health concerns raised by the defendant do not overcome … [his] lack of remorse and his prior history of substantial racial animus,’ read the memo
- Fields ‘came alive when they visited a Nazi concentration camp … saying, “this is where the magic happened,”‘ according to a former classmate