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Jury: Life, Plus 419 Years for Charlottesville Driver

James Alex Fields Jr. will be sentenced in March

(Newser) - James Alex Fields Jr.'s sentence in the death of Heather Heyer will officially be handed down March 29, but a Charlottesville jury made its recommendation known Tuesday: life in prison, and then some. The Daily Progress reports the jury recommended life in connection with Heyer's first-degree murder,... More »

'Crying Nazi' Vows Revenge on Charlottesville

Christopher Cantwell says Fields verdict 'will drive us toward your complete and total destruction'

(Newser) - The white nationalist known as the Crying Nazi had some tough talk in the wake of Friday's conviction of James Fields Jr. in Charlottesville, though the Washington Post notes that "his vow was at least somewhat blunted by his dramatic fall and humiliating nickname." Cantwell took to... More »

Verdict Reached in 'Unite the Right' Car-Ramming Trial

James Alex Fields Jr. is guilty of first-degree murder

(Newser) - The neo-Nazi man who killed a woman last year when he plowed his car into a group of counterprotesters during a Unite the Right rally in Virginia is guilty of first-degree murder. A Charlottesville jury deliberated for about seven hours Friday before rejecting the defense’s claim that James Alex... More »

Charlottesville Suspect's Meme Gets Reporter Blocked From Facebook

Hawes Spencer posted it alongside eerily similar image of car actually plowing into protesters

(Newser) - Facebook temporarily blocked a reporter for posting the same meme James Alex Fields Jr. posted three months before allegedly driving into counterprotesters at the August 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va. The meme, which shows a car driving into a group of people and is overlaid with the words... More »

Witness Recalls Seeing Heather Heyer Right After Car Attack

“I remember seeing her eyes and thinking, that’s what someone’s eyes look like when they’re dead”

(Newser) - On the fifth day of the trial of James Alex Fields Jr., who is accused of using his car to run down counter-protesters during a “Unite the Right” rally last year, witness Star Peterson described seeing the face of 32-year-old Heather Heyer, who was killed in the incident, moments... More »

Charlottesville Suspect's Legal Team Hints at Self-Defense

Jury selection underway in trial of James Fields

(Newser) - It looks like the man accused of deliberately ramming his car into a crowd of people in Charlottesville will try to sway jurors with a self-defense strategy. Lawyers for James Fields suggested as much Monday as jury selection got underway in the closely watched murder trial in Virginia, reports C-ville ... More »

'Something I Can Do for Heather': A Huge Trial Starts

James Alex Fields accused of driving his car into Charlottesville counterprotesters

(Newser) - Small town, big trial: Jury selection got underway Monday in the trial of a man accused of deliberately ramming his car into a crowd of people protesting a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., last year. James Alex Fields , 21, faces charges including first-degree murder for the incident on Aug.... More »

Fellow Inmate Attacks Charlottesville Suspect

Cops: Friend of murder victim Heather Heyer assaults James Alex Fields Jr.

(Newser) - The man Charlottesville police have charged with plowing his car into a group of counterprotesters at a white supremacist rally in August 2017 has been assaulted behind bars, reports the AP . James Alex Fields Jr., who has pleaded not guilty in the death of Heather Heyer, was being attended by... More »

Suspect in Charlottesville Car Attack Pleads Not Guilty

James Alex Fields enters his plea in federal court Thursday

(Newser) - The man accused of driving a car through a group of peaceful protesters in Charlottesville, Va., last year has entered a plea of not guilty in federal court. James Alex Fields Jr. , who is accused of 30 federal hate crimes, entered his plea Thursday. Prosecutors say the Ohio man's... More »

Dozens of Hate Crime Charges for Suspect in Charlottesville Car Attack

James Alex Fields hit with federal charges

(Newser) - James Alex Fields Jr., who allegedly drove into a crowd of people protesting a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12, has been indicted on 30 hate crime charges by a federal grand jury, including a hate crime resulting in the death of Heather Heyer. According to court... More »

Charlottesville Suspect Faces New Murder Charge

Prosecutors upgrade charge against James Alex Fields

(Newser) - The man accused of driving into a crowd protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville faces a new charge of first-degree murder after a court hearing Thursday in which prosecutors presented surveillance video and other evidence against him. Prosecutors announced at the start of a preliminary hearing for James Alex... More »

NC KKK Leader 'Glad Protester Died'

He says there will be more violence to come

(Newser) - They don't call it a hate group for nothing: The chief of a North Carolina Ku Klux Klan group says he's glad that 32-year-old Heather Heyer was killed when a car plowed into counter-protesters at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. "I'm sorta glad that... More »

Sisters Say They Were Heading Home in Va. Then, 'Mayhem'

Micah and Tadrint Washington, injured in Charlottesville, sue white nationalists

(Newser) - Two sisters injured in Saturday's violence in Charlottesville, Va., are suing suspect James Alex Fields Jr., rally organizer Jason Kessler, and more than 20 alt-right and neo-Nazi groups for $3 million. In their lawsuit, Micah and Tadrint Washington say they were injured when Fields plowed into a crowd of... More »

Cops: Charlottesville Suspect Threatened Disabled Mother

911 calls reveal troubling family past

(Newser) - The man accused of driving his car into counter-protesters in Charlottesville on Saturday, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer, threatened his disabled mother on more than one occasion, according to police records seen by USA Today . Records show that police were called to the Kentucky home 20-year-old James Alex Fields Jr. shared... More »

He Left His Cat With Mom, Allegedly Plowed Into Crowd

What we know about James Alex Fields Jr.

(Newser) - James Alex Fields Jr. has been charged with second-degree murder among other crimes after allegedly plowing his silver Dodge Challenger into a crowd of counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, Saturday, and killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer in the process. What we know about Fields:
  • The 20-year-old from Maumee, Ohio, was photographed earlier
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