James Alex Fields Jr. was found guilty on Friday of killing Heather Heyer when he plowed his car into a group of counterprotesters last year at a “Unite the Right” rally that quickly turned violent in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Fields, 21, was convicted on all counts, including first-degree murder in connection to Heyer’s death and five counts of aggravated malicious wounding, three counts of malicious wounding and one hit and run count for injuring dozens of others with his vehicle.
He faces 20 years to life in prison for the murder charge. Sentencing is expected to begin Monday, when Bro and eight victims of the attack will provide testimony.
His attorney tried the Police Officer’s Defense — Fields didn’t mean to hurt anyone, he just got scared. However, Fields’ behavior before and after the attack didn’t help his case.
Prosecutor Nina-Alice Antony pointed out that Fields, twice posted on Instagram before the rally an image of a group of people getting struck by a car.
Prosecutors also played surveillance video showing Fields driving his car slowly towards the group, reversing and then speeding into them.
The fact that Fields is an all-around pukewad of a human probably didn’t help either.
A taped phone call from jail between Fields and his mother was also played for the court. In it, Fields is heard lashing out at Heyer’s mother, Susan Bro, calling her a “communist” and “anti-white supremacist” who was trying to slander him, according to the NBC 29.
When Fields’ mother said Bro had lost her daughter, Fields is heard saying that it “doesn’t matter” and called Bro “the enemy.”
How dare people speak ill of me and my fellow racist skin wasters just because of a little murder and mayhem? is apparently a thought that can form in the brain of a neo-nazi dickweevil.
Heather Heyer’s surviving family members continue to receive death threats and the location of her grave has to be kept secret to protect it from shitty white cowards like Fields.
Sentencing begins on Monday and Fields has also been charged with 30 federal hate crimes.
It isn’t possible to say whether this nation as a whole will learn anything from his actions, but I doubt it. The most powerful people in society would rather wade around in knee-deep blood than do anything that might impinge upon the rights of white people to own small arsenals and scream about the Jewlamist immiblack gaythiest who are trying to white genocide them by living their lives and minding their own business.
Instead, Fields will be written off as yet another fluke, a lone wolf acting completely on his own. Without any help or encouragement from anyone else. Especially not anyone in the White House.