The memorial to Heather Heyer, an anti-racist counterprotester who was killed in a car attack amid a white nationalist rally last year. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)
Our news partners at NBC 12 report that a jury has recommended a life sentence for James Fields for the first-degree murder of Heather Heyer plus more than 400 years for other counts stemming from the Aug. 12, 2017 attack at the ‘Unite the Right’ rally.
Last week, a jury found Fields, who expressed neo-Nazi beliefs and plowed his car into a crowd of counter-protesters, guilty of first-degree murder, aggravated malicious wounding, three counts of malicious wounding and one count of leaving the scene of an accident causing serious injury or death.
The judge’s formal sentencing for Fields is scheduled to take place at 9:30 a.m. March 29.
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