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Charlottesville driver pleads guilty to hate crimes

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/27/19, 04:48 pm

A man convicted on state murder charges in a deadly car attack at a white nationalist rally in Virginia in 2017 pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal hate crime charges. A Virginia jury previously found James Alex Fields Jr. of Maumee, Ohio, guilty of intentionally plowing his car into a crowd of people at the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12, 2017, injuring more than 30 people and killing anti-racism activist Heather Heyer. He pleaded guilty Wednesday to 29 of 30 federal charges, excluding one count that carried a potential death penalty.

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Jury recommends life sentence for Charlottesville murderer

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 12/11/18, 01:03 pm

A jury has recommended a sentence of life in prison plus 419 years for a man convicted of murdering a counterprotester at a white nationalist rally in August 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. James Alex Fields Jr. was found guilty last week of first-degree murder and other charges for driving his car into a crowd at the rally, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injuring others.

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D.C. keeps peace during white supremacist march

by Kent Covington
Posted 8/13/18, 11:52 am

Demonstrators turned out in the nation’s capital on Sunday to mark the one-year anniversary of a deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. Patrol cars escorted a group of about 30 white supremacists from a Metro station to a park near the White House as thousands of counterprotesters chanted and spoke against the group. Jason Kessler, who organized the Charlottesville rally, also led the Washington, D.C., event.

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