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    Virginia declares state of emergency ahead of Charlottesville anniversary | CNN


    The group behind last year’s "Unite the Right" rally are organizing a second event on the one-year anniversary of the rally, which left one counter-protester dead.
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    Charlottesville car attack suspect James Alex Fields Jr. to stand trial Monday | WCPO Cincinnati


    An Ohio man whose high school history teacher described him as "infatuated with the Nazis" will on Monday morning face a jury and a murder charge in Charlottesville, Virginia.

    Police and prosecutors believe 21-year-old James Alex Fields Jr., a resident of Maumee, Ohio, is the man recorded driving his 2010 Dodge Challenger into a crowd of peaceful counter-protesters at an Aug. 12 rally of white nationalists and Neo-Nazis.

    Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old anti-racist activist who had been moved to attend the night before, died after the car struck her. Dozens more were wounded.

    Recordings of the impact and the car speeding away in reverse captured the most shocking moment of an event that had already included crowds of armed, torch-bearing Neo-Nazis chanting racist, anti-Semitic slogans such as "Jews will not replace us!"

    Fields was photographed alongside some of those Neo-Nazis -- members of neo-fascist group Vanguard America -- earlier in the day.


    Although the organization would later deny he was a member, Randall K. Cooper High School history teacher Derek Weimer said Fields' interest in extremism and white racial purity was long-standing.

    "I developed a good rapport with him and used that rapport to constantly try to steer him away from those beliefs to show clear examples -- why that thinking is wrong, why their beliefs were evil, you know, things like that," Weimer said days after the rally. "I thought at times I got through to him, but obviously not."

    In addition to first-degree murder, Fields stands charged with eight counts of aggravated malicious wounding in connection to the attack. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

    If convicted in Charlottesville Circuit Court, he could spend the rest of his life in prison.

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    Judge in Fields trial tells potential jurors to ignore robocalls that police said contain 'hateful comments' |


    In court Wednesday afternoon, Judge Richard E. Moore said four more jurors are needed before the trial can move forward, which is now expected to begin Thursday morning.

    Moore also noted that there have been reports of "robocalls" to local residents and businesses. He instructed all of the potential jurors to ignore the messages.

    Sgt. Tony Newberry, of the Charlottesville Police Department, said there have been reports of phone calls with "hateful comments" blaming current and former city officials for the deadly incident which Fields is on trial for.

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    Fields trial set to begin Thursday | WDBJ7


    After three days and nights, 28 jurors have been qualified to hear the murder trial of James Alex Fields Jr.

    The 28 will appear in court Thursday morning, where the prosecution and defense teams will each strike six people from the panel. The remaining 16 jurors will be seated as the jury for the Fields trial.


    The trial is expected to last three weeks, and the jury could hear from more than 50 witnesses. The witnesses could include police officers, mental health experts, citizens and Fields' mother.

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    Neo-Nazi James Alex Fields Jr. Found Guilty of Murdering Heather Heyer, Faces Life in Prison | Mediaite


    After ramming his car into a large group of protesters at the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia a year ago, Neo-Nazi James Alex Fields Jr. was found guilty of first-degree murder and five counts of aggravated malicious wounding today.

    Fields, who killed anti-racist activist Heather Heyer with his car, now faces 20 years to life in prison, as he awaits trial for 30 federal hate crime charges and other alleged crimes.

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    A White Supremacist Has Been Found Guilty Of Murder For Killing A Unite The Right Counterprotester | BuzzFeed News


    James Alex Fields Jr. was also found guilty of five counts of malicious wounding, three counts of aggravated malicious wounding, and one count of failing to stop at the scene of an accident involving a death in the attack that injured dozens of others.

    Fields remained subdued and quiet as the verdicts were read aloud inside the Charlottesville courtroom. His sentencing hearing is scheduled to start Monday morning.

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    James Fields convicted in Charlottesville death | CNN

    Jury convicts James Fields of first-degree murder in death of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville | The Associated Press

    James Alex Fields, Nazi who drove car into Charlottesville protesters, found guilty of murdering Heather Heyer | Boing Boing

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