The man sentenced of federal hate crimes for plowing his automobile into a group of anti-racism demonstrators at a 2017 white nationalist rally in Virginia was condemned Friday to life in prison.
James Alex Fields Jr. was first scheduled to be sentenced July 3, but it was pushed up earlier this month.
Fields, of Maumee, Ohio, pleaded guilty to 29 federal charges originating from the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville on Aug. 12, 2017.
On Friday, the Associated Press reports that prosecutors told a judge that Fields was “like a kid at Disney World” during his high school trip to a German concentration camp.
Under a plea agreement, prosecutors had agreed not to solicit the death penalty. The charges command for life in a prison beneath federal sentencing guidelines.
Heather Heyer was murdered and dozens more were injured. Throughout the testimony, Heyer’s father said he forgives Fields.