James Alex Fields Jr., the white supremacist driver who killed activist, Heather Heyer at the white Nationalist Unite The Right rally in 2017, was convicted after pleading guilty to federal hate crimes on Wednesday.
The 21-year-old Maumee, Ohio native plead guilty to 29 charges out of the 30 stemming from the attack against counter-protestors on August 12, 2017, NBC reports.
Susan Bro, the mother of Heyer, said she was assured that her days appearing in court would come to an end before the hearing on Wednesday. It was also her hope not to be exposed to “more of the hateful rhetoric.”
“I’m hoping this can be the end of it,” Bro said before Fields plea change.
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