The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports:
Susan Bro hopes to send a powerful anti-hate message with a $12 million lawsuit against James Alex Fields Jr., the man convicted of murdering her daughter on Aug. 12, 2017.
In an interview Wednesday, Bro, whose daughter, Heather Heyer, was killed when Fields rammed his car into a crowd of counterprotesters, said, “We want to show others that there are serious consequences for actions of hatred and violence. This lawsuit is a way to continue to extinguish hatred.”
The wrongful-death lawsuit, filed Aug. 30 in Charlottesville Circuit Court, names Fields as the sole defendant. Bro, the administrator of Heyer’s estate, is seeking $10 million in compensatory damages and $2 million in punitive damages, according to the complaint.
Mother of Charlottesville Car Attack Victim Heather Heyer Sues Murderer.
Susan Bro has filed a $12 million lawsuit against 22 year old James Alex Fields Jr., who is now serving life sentences plus 419 years on numerous convictions. #Charlottesville https://t.co/wFai80uanj
— Shomari Stone (@shomaristone) September 5, 2019