Susan Bro Files $12 Million Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against James Fields Jr.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Susan Bro, the mother of Heather Heyer, has filed a $12 million wrongful death lawsuit against James Alex Fields Jr., according to The Daily Progress.
Heyer was killed by Fields after he drove his car into a crowd of protesters in Downtown Charlottesville after the Unite the Right Rally on August 12, 2017. The suit was filed in Charlottesville Circuit Court, seeking $10 million in compensatory damages and $2 million in punitive damages.
Bros says the suit aims to send a message to others that hate and murder will not be tolerated. She wants to make sure Fields is not able to make money off his car attack by either writing and selling a book about it, or selling the rights to his story.
Bro, as well as Heyer's brother and father, are listed as beneficiaries in this new filing. It is still uncertain when this suit will appear in Circuit Court.