White Supremacist Murder Suspect Jailed After Charlottesville Attack

Bruno Cirelli
Agosto 15, 2017

Last weekend, White nationalists descended on the college town to protest the removal of a statute of Robert E. Lee, the infamous general of the Confederacy.

Fields also erupted into a fury when his mom told him to stop playing video games in another incident during which he smacked her in the head and put his hand over her mouth. Heather Heyer, who grew up close to Charlottesville in nearby Ruckersville, Va., where her mother still lives, worked as a paralegal at Miller Law Group.

On Saturday, after clashes broke out, Fields allegedly drove his auto into a group of counter protesters, killing Heather Heyer and injuring 19 others.

Weimer told media that Fields has rather radical and extreme views.

According to NBC 12, Fields' former teacher said the suspect had an obsession with Nazis when he was younger and that he had tried to join the military but was denied because of psychological problems. Local attorney Charles Weber was appointed to represent Fields. A court hearing was set for August 25.

Also Monday, a former classmate told The Associated Press that on a school trip to Europe in 2015, a teenage Fields couldn't stand the French and said he only went on the trip so that he could visit "the Fatherland" - Germany.

Weimer remembers that Fields had few friends and was "fairly quiet, fairly mature for his age".

James Alex Fields Jr., 20, of the Toledo suburb of Maumee, Ohio, is blamed for slamming his auto into different vehicles that were going gradually as individuals strolled on a tight side road far from the rally.

Hours before the crash, Fields was photographed carrying a Vanguard America sign and wearing the white supremacist organization's uniform. Weimer says Fields was smart, that he had friends and that he used history to back up his ideas.

Three were killed and dozens were injured amid what is believed to be the largest group of white nationalists to come together in a decade to protest the city's decision to remove a Confederate monument. The Vice President, however, on Sunday did just that, calling out "dangerous fringe groups".

"You can't stop some insane guy who came here from OH and used his auto as a weapon", McAuliffe said.

The mayor of Charlottesville, political leaders of all political stripes, and activists and community organizers around the country planned rallies, vigils and education campaigns to combat the hate groups.

"I only overheard him talking about things like Nazi stuff and how fantastic Hitler was", Stidham said. We have spoken to Virginia's governor, Terry McAuliffe, also, supporters of President Trump in upstate NY and a conservative writer on the president's role at a moment like this.

Check Heyer said his little girl intensely had faith in the privileges of others and he was pleased with her for standing firm to help other people.

One of Fields' fellow white nationalists in Charlottesville was a Peter Tefft from Fargo, N.D. When Tefft was publicly identified in images from the rally, his family also spoke to the press.

Fields was briefly listed on active duty status with the Army for nearly four months in 2015. Weimer said he lost contact with Fields after he graduated and was surprised to hear reports that Fields had enlisted in the Army.

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