CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – August 2017: Memorial flowers and notes are left at the spot where Heather Heyer was killed and others were injured when a car plowed into a crowd of protesters during a rally. (Kim Kelley-Wagner / Shutterstock.com)
James Alex Fields, the white supremacist who killed an anti-racist protestor during the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia has begged the judge for mercy in his sentencing.
The 22-year-old’s attorneys submitted a sentencing memo in court requesting a sentence shorter than life in prison. The memo claimed Fields should not be given a life sentence due to his age, a traumatic childhood, and a history of mental illness, according to the Associated Press (AP).
“James did not come to Charlottesville with any plan to commit an act of violence. In the space of only a few minutes, caught in circumstances he did not intend to create, he acted…
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