Perhaps lifelong in Charlottesville case

World December 15, 2017 12:21

charlottesville - The man who is on trial for the Charlottesville attack in August can receive life imprisonment. The prosecution has increased the charges against James Fields to murder.

Because of the attack, a 32-year-old woman was killed and 35 people were injured.

Fields, who have racially expressed themselves several times, are accused of being willingly broken in on a group of counter-demonstrators at a demonstration of extreme right-wing alt-right groups.

During a session in the court of Charlottesville the prosecutors showed several images of the attack, which according to The New York Times led to violent emotions among survivors and relatives in the room.

The attack received international attention, especially after President Trump had said that both sides were guilty of the escalation.

Fields had first been charged with manslaughter, with five to forty years of imprisonment. If he is convicted of murder, he gets twenty years in prison for life.

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