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Sun Jun 23, 2019, 06:55 AM

Neo-Nazi Who Murdered Heather Heyer in Charlottesville Asks Judge For 'Mercy'

In court documents filed Friday, the avowed neo-Nazi who murdered Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, Virginia two years ago asked a federal court judge for mercy and a punishment shorter than a life sentence.

James Alex Fields Jr., 22, was convicted of a state first-degree murder charge in December. Jurors recommended life in prison, plus 419 years for intentionally mowing down Heather Heyer with his car during the white nationalist “Unite the Right” rally in August 2017. Fields also pleaded guilty to federal hate crime charges in March.


[link:https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/neo-nazi-who-murdered-heather-heyer-in-charlottesville-asks-judge-for-mercy/|

Of course he wants leniency - never met a Nazi yet who was not a snivelling coward under all the bravado

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Reply Neo-Nazi Who Murdered Heather Heyer in Charlottesville Asks Judge For 'Mercy' (Original post)
Soph0571 Jun 2019 OP
no_hypocrisy Jun 2019 #1
Buns_of_Fire Jun 2019 #2
UpInArms Jun 2019 #3
Dave Starsky Jun 2019 #4
UpInArms Jun 2019 #6
rpannier Jun 2019 #11
ck4829 Jun 2019 #22
Bob Loblaw Jun 2019 #5
ck4829 Jun 2019 #23
lark Jun 2019 #7
ck4829 Jun 2019 #24
Roy Rolling Jun 2019 #8
58Sunliner Jun 2019 #9
Norbert Jun 2019 #10
Bettie Jun 2019 #12
malaise Jun 2019 #13
ck4829 Jun 2019 #25
Honeycombe8 Jun 2019 #14
IronLionZion Jun 2019 #15
BobTheSubgenius Jun 2019 #16
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jun 2019 #17
tavernier Jun 2019 #18
NCjack Jun 2019 #19
ck4829 Jun 2019 #20
roamer65 Jun 2019 #21
The Velveteen Ocelot Jun 2019 #26

Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 07:22 AM

1. If I were his attorney, I'd quit his case before making that application to the Court.

Mercy???!!!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 07:27 AM

2. I'm willing to let the judge show mercy and impose a shorter sentence.

Instead of life + 419 years, I would be comfortable with life + 350 years.

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Response to Buns_of_Fire (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 07:41 AM

3. I accept

Life + 410 years

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Response to UpInArms (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 07:47 AM

4. I would only accept those terms...

If, within his lifetime, science finds out how to extend life indefinitely.

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Response to Dave Starsky (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 08:08 AM

6. I also think

He should receive the same gracious accommodations that are being provided to the migrants at the border ...

Concrete floor ... standing room only ... an aluminum blanket ... no soap ... no toothbrush

Eta ... and bright lights on 24/7

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Response to UpInArms (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 08:50 AM

11. 88 years?

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Response to Buns_of_Fire (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 11:09 AM

22. That sounds reasonable

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 07:59 AM

5. No matter what the judge decides,

Fields will be provided soap and a toothbrush. Unlike the children of immigrants seeking asylum who are being held in cages.

I was in Charlottesville yesterday and walked on Honorary Heather Heyer Way. The tribute to she and the cause is very moving. I may revisit on my way back home from this trip and post a photo if it doesn't feel macabre.

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Response to Bob Loblaw (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 11:09 AM

23. +1

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 08:22 AM

7. White nationalists only think straight white men matter so killing her was no biggie.

Hope the judge isn't also a racist or misogynist.

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Response to lark (Reply #7)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 11:10 AM

24. Pretty much

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 08:29 AM

8. Just a reminder

He should receive forgiveness, but not necessarily mercy. But for spectators like me, yelling the equivalent of "lock him up!" makes me no better than them.

Move on. Ignoring people who seek attention is the greatest punishment of all.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 08:37 AM

9. Sad, he threw his life away, but a budding psychopath cut down in his prime? Win!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 08:42 AM

10. Charles Manson had a terrible childhood

Maybe we should look at him in a different light. lol.

Long story short, Fields chose his path. If he gets out due to leniency he will no doubt find the next Heather Heyer to murder. Bye Jimmy. Have a nice life in prison.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 08:51 AM

12. Guy wants mercy but according to the linked article

The prosecutors’ memo focused on years of Fields’s documented racism and anti-Semitic behavior, which they claimed included keeping a picture of Adolf Hitler on his bedside table. They also said Fields was recorded on a jail phone making disparaging remarks about Heyer’s mother as recently as last month.


This tells me he has no remorse for the act, just self-pity for being caught and prosecuted for it.

I have no sympathy for him.

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Response to Bettie (Reply #12)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 08:55 AM

13. +1.000

No sympathy

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Response to Bettie (Reply #12)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 11:10 AM

25. Disgusting. Throw him under the jail.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 08:59 AM

14. Your life is over, dude. Big alpha male becomes whiney baby when he has to pay for his crimes.

As usual. He's not such a big man when he's not driving a couple of thousand pounds of metal confronting human bodies on foot.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 09:19 AM

15. Nazis recruit weak minded cowards who need to feel tough

They're all pathetic losers

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 09:22 AM

16. That sentence does seem unduly harsh.

On humanitarian grounds, I'd be fine with taking 2, or even 3 hundred years off his sentence.

Life plus 119 years. There. Now he should be happy.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 09:28 AM

17. Fuck him

"Your honor I've never run over anyone before"

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 09:39 AM

18. I'm a generous forgiving person

so I say let him out at age 104. He can gum down his celebratory cream of wheat lunch.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 09:48 AM

19. Rush him to the death chamber, before goodpeopleonbothsides-#45 can issue pardon. nt

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 10:41 AM

20. Mercy, OK... 209.5 years. Sound fair?

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 11:01 AM

21. Execute him.

No mercy.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #21)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 11:13 AM

26. Nope. No death penalty, ever, for anyone.

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