The 22-year-old white Supremacist, who has killed a woman and injured dozens of others protesting against the "Unite the Right" demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017, is now asking the judge to give him a life after that To spare death bars.
The lawyers of James Alex Fields Jr. filed an application on Friday. They gave their client's age and traumatic childhood as well as his history of mental illness.
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Prosecutors disagreed and said Fields would be convicted this Friday. has shown no remorse for his actions; They said his conviction would be a role model for others who are thinking of committing "similar acts of domestic terrorism."
Fields avoided the death penalty when he pleaded guilty to the federal crime charge in March and admitted that he had committed hate crimes, purposely plowing his vehicle into the crowd of anti-racist demonstrators. These charges require life imprisonment under federal guidelines.
He was convicted of murdering Heather Heyer, a legal scholar who attended a rally where White Nationalists removed a statue of the Gen. Confederate accused, had protested against the protest. Robert E. Lee.
"No punishment imposed on James can repair the damage he has caused to dozens of innocent people, but this court should find that retaliation has its limits," his lawyers wrote in the memo.
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The prosecutor pushed for the idea of a troubled childhood, clouded by the knowledge that Fields' Jewish grandfather had killed his grandmother and committed suicide, pointing instead hinted that he adored Hitler and took a picture of him on his bedside table and had a history of racist behavior. They also said that "all the mental health problems expressed by the accused do not overcome the defendant's proven lack of remorse and his background with significant racist animus."