Jury to Recommend Sentence for Fields 12/10 06:14
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- The same jury that convicted a man of
first-degree murder for driving his car into counterprotesters at a 2017 white
nationalist rally will now decide his punishment.
The jury in the trial of James Alex Fields Jr. will reconvene Monday to hear
additional evidence and come up with a sentencing recommendation for Judge
Richard Moore on murder and other charges.
Fields was convicted Friday in the death of Heather Heyer during the "Unite
the Right" rally organized to protest the planned removal of a statue of
Confederal Gen. Robert E. Lee.
Fields also injured dozens when he drove into a crowd of people who showed
up to protest against the white nationalists.
The 21-year-old Fields, of Maumee, Ohio, faces 20 years to life in prison on
the murder charge.