James Fields

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There were tears, angry words and a life sentence in circuit court today, as the case of James Fields, Jr. came to a close.  He was accused of first degree murder and multiple counts of malicious wounding after driving his car into a crowd of counter-protesters nearly two years ago.

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An avowed white supremacist was sentenced to life plus 419 years on federal hate crime charges Monday for deliberately driving his car into anti-racism protesters during a white nationalist rally in Virginia.

Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail via AP

An avowed white supremacist who drove his car into a crowd of counterprotesters during a white supremacist rally in Virginia was sentenced to life in prison earlier today on hate crime charges.

(Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail via AP)

A man convicted on state murder charges in a deadly car attack at a white nationalist rally in Virginia pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal hate crime charges in a case that stirred racial tensions across the country.

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After a conviction in state court earlier this year, James Fields has pleaded guilty to federal charges in connection with the death of Heather Heyer and the injury of 28 others after a racist rally in Charlottesville.  The U.S. Attorney and Heyer’s mother are both satisfied that Fields will spend the rest of his life in prison.