December 11, 2018
These people are bloodthirsty animals.
They care nothing for human life.
A jury Tuesday called for a sentence of life in prison plus 419 years for the Hitler admirer who killed a woman when he rammed his car into counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville two summers ago.
Is loving Hitler his actual crime?
It sure is mentioned a lot.
The decision capped a trial laced with survivors’ anguished testimony and details of the driver’s long history of mental illness.
James Alex Fields Jr., 21, stood stoically with his hands folded in front of him as he heard the jury’s recommendation.
It will be up to Judge Richard Moore to decide on the punishment at Fields’ sentencing, set for March 29. Judges in Virginia often go along with the jury’s recommendation. Under state law, they can impose a shorter sentence but not a longer one.
The jury called for a life sentence for first-degree murder in the killing of Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old paralegal and activist, and also asked for hundreds more years on nine counts involving injuries Fields caused to others and for leaving the scene of the crash.
Heyer’s mother, Susan Bro, said she was satisfied with the decision.
“The bottom line is justice has him where he needs to be,” Bro said. “My daughter is still not here and the other survivors still have their wounds to deal with, so we’ve all been damaged permanently, but we do survive. We do move forward. We don’t stay in that dark place.”
The jury deliberated for about four hours over two days before agreeing on a punishment.
Fields’ lawyer Denise Lunsford called him a “mentally compromised individual” and urged the jury to consider his long history of mental problems.
This bitch has got to be working for the other side.
He’s innocent, not insane.
University of Virginia professor and psychologist Daniel Murrie told the jury that while Fields was not legally insane at the time of the attack, he had inexplicable outbursts as a child and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at 6. He was later found to have schizoid personality disorder.
Murrie said Fields went off his psychiatric medication at 18 and built an isolated “lifestyle centered around being alone.”
Okay, well, everyone who met him at the event described him as sociable and normal.
A video of Fields shown to the jury during the first phase of the trial showed him sobbing and hyperventilating after he was told a woman had died and others were seriously injured.
Yes, learning you accidentally killed someone is, I assume, pretty upsetting.
This is all absurd.
It’s loony toony.
An absolute stitch-up.
Get the truth out about this trial, lads.
The people need to know the truth.