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'Overwhelming evidence' led to Fields' life sentencing

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'Overwhelming evidence' led to Fields' life sentencing

'Overwhelming evidence' led to Fields' life sentencing

United States Attorney Thomas Cullen on Friday said an "overwhelming" amount of evidence led to a life sentence for 22-year-old neo-Nazi James Fields, who killed Heather Heyer by crashing his car into a crowd of counterprotesters in Charlottesville, Virginia in August 2017.

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'Overwhelming evidence' led to Fields' life sentencing

A federal judge imposed a life sentence on the self-described neo-Nazi who killed Heather Heyer by crashing his car into a crowd of counterprotesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, after a white supremacist rally, saying release would be "too great a risk." The 22-year-old neo-Nazi, James Fields of Maumee, Ohio, was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole.

He had sought a lesser sentence, apologizing after the court viewed video of him plowing his car into a crowd after the Aug.

12, 2017, "Unite the Right" rally, also injuring 30 people.

U.S. District Judge Michael Urbanski, was unmoved by his plea, saying he had to avert his eyes while the court viewed graphic video of the attack that showed bodies flying into the air as Fields crashed into them.




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