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The 22-year-old white supremacist who is the life of a woman and the wounding of dozens of other people complain about the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va., by 2017, it is now begging the court to spare him from a life behind bars.
The lawyers of James, Alex Fields Jr. on Friday, a motion to that effect. They referred to their client’s age, and a traumatic childhood, as well as his history of mental illness.
CHARLOTTESVILLE-A WHITE NATIONALIST RALLY IS TO BLAME FOR THE 3 DEATHS, DOZENS OF INJURIES
Prosecutors disagree, saying one of the Fields, who will be sentenced this coming Friday, it has been demonstrated that there will be no remorse for his actions; he said that his conviction should be an example to others who are thinking of committing acts of “similar acts of terrorism.”
The fields, avoided the death penalty when he took a plea bargain in pleading guilty in March to federal hate crime charges, and he admits that he was intentionally plowed his vehicle into the crowd of anti-racism protesters. That calls for a life sentence under the federal sentencing guidelines.
He was convicted of first-degree murder, by Carol Heyer, a paralegal who was counterprotesting in a rally, where the white nationalists were put down to the removal of a statue of the Linked Gene. The Robert E. Lee.
“There is no penalty imposed on James, you can repair the damage that he has caused dozens of innocent people. However, the court found that the retaliation has limits,” his lawyers wrote in the memo.
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Prosecutors pushed back on the notion of a difficult childhood, marred by the knowledge in those Fields that have the ” Jewish grandfather killed his grandmother committing suicide, rather than to point out the fact that he is idolized by Hitler, holding a picture of him on his bedside table, and he had a history of racist behavior. She also said that “all of the mental health concerns raised by the defendant is not overcome by the defendant showed a lack of remorse, and his past history of significant racial animus.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.