22-year old James Fields Jr, the man who drove into a crowd of counter-protesters at the “Unite The Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, is asking for mercy.
In August 2017, Fields took part in the demonstrations by white nationalist and neo-Nazis.
During the day of violent clashes, Fields drove his car into a crowd of people, injuring dozens and killing a woman.
He was convicted on state charges of first-degree murder and other charges.
Sentencing in that case is set for mid-July.
On the federal level, Fields pleaded guilty to 29 hate crimes in a plea deal to avoid the death penalty.
The federal sentencing is set for this Friday, June 28.
Last Friday Fields filed a sentencing memo for his federal hate crimes case asking for less than life in prison because of his young age, history of mental illness and childhood trauma.