Heather Heyer’s Charlottesville Killer Found Guilty Of Murder
The man who killed protester Heather Heyer with his speeding car during the Charlottesville riots in 2017 was found guilty today of murder according to The Daily Beast.
James Fields committed first-degree murder in addition to five counts of aggravated malicious wounding, three counts of malicious wounding, and one count of failing to stop at an accident involving a death. He’s gonna sit down for a LONG time.
A nine-man seven-woman jury, which only comprised of one person of color, decided Field’s fate. His defense lawyers’ arguments on his behalf were pretty gross:
Field’s defense lawyers, John Hill and Denise Lunsford and former Albemarle County commonwealth’s attorney, on the other hand, evoked a simple defense: the 21-year-old was acting out of self-defense.
“You’re here to decide why this event took place,” Hill told the jury in his opening statement. “Was Mr. Fields in fear of serious bodily injury or death?”
That’s right, they argued that HE, the killer, was in fear for his life. Get all the way the f**k outta here with THAT bulls#!t.
(Heather’s mom, Susan Bro)
Sentencing begins on Monday, Fields is facing six life sentences plus an additional 70 years if he’s given the max on each charge.
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