James Alex Fields, Jr. is expected to enter a plea to federal hate crimes in federal court in Charlottesville, to avoid the possibility of the death penalty, sources tell WTOP. Fields is already facing life in prison plus 419 years after being convicted in state court in December of first-degree murder in the death of activist Heather Heyer.
The man already convicted in state court of plowing a car into a group of people protesting a 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville could plead guilty to federal charges in the case.
Activist Jovi Val held a rally in support of “oppressed conservatives” across the U.S. Saturday outside the White House when members of an anti-Fascist group threw paint-filled water balloons at him and started to run away.
A jury is set to begin deliberating in the murder trial of an Ohio man accused of intentionally driving his car into a crowd of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally, killing one woman and injuring dozens.
James Alex Fields drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville last year tied, which led to the death of Heather Heyer.
Jury deliberations began Thursday night in the murder trial of James Alex Fields, the man who is accused of ramming his car into a crowd of counterprotesters last year in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing Heather Heyer.
Closing arguments are expected Thursday in the murder trial of James Alex Fields, who is charged with driving his car into a group of counter-protesters during the August 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Jurors heard James Alex Fields tell very different stories in describing the fatal crash that killed counter-protester Heather Heyer during the August 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Prosecutors hope to use a text exchange between James Alex Fields and his mother, in a murder trial related to the 2017 Charlottesville white nationalist rally.
Facebook blocked a Charlottesville reporter who posted an Instagram meme used by murder suspect James Alex Fields in the months before the 2017 white nationalist rally.
Jurors have seen dozens of photographs in the first two days of James Alex Fields’ murder trial in Charlottesville for the 2017 death of Heather Heyer. See photos.
During opening statements Thursday in Field’s first-degree murder trial in Charlottesville Circuit Court, defense attorney John Hill said Fields told a police officer after the fatal crash that he had “feared for his safety and was scared to death.”
In a motions hearing Thursday, a judge said he doesn’t find any “reasonable certainty” he’d be unable to seat an impartial jury when James Alex Fields Jr.’s trial begins on Nov. 26.
The mother of the woman killed in Charlottesville during last summer’s white nationalist rally and counter-protests will be watching this weekend’s Unite the Right 2 rally in D.C. with interest.
An Ohio man pleaded not guilty to federal hate crime charges Thursday in a deadly car attack on a crowd of protesters opposing a white nationalist rally in Virginia.
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