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Offbeat Driver to appear on hate crime charges in Virginia attack

15:31  05 july  2018
15:31  05 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

Charlottesville driver faces federal hate crime charges

  Charlottesville driver faces federal hate crime charges Federal hate crime charges have been filed against a man accused of plowing a car into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing a woman and injuring dozens more.The Department of Justice announced that an indictment returned Wednesday charges 21-year-old James Alex Fields of Ohio with 30 crimes, including one count of a hate crime resulting in the death of Heather Heyer, and 28 other hate crimes involving an attempt to kill other people who were injured.

(AP) - An Ohio man accused of driving a car into a crowd of protesters in Virginia during a white nationalist rally will make his first court appearance this week on federal hate crime charges . Fields was indicted last week on 30 federal charges stemming from the Aug. 12 attack that killed

Minivan driver charged with murder in Eagan couple's hit-run deaths. — An Ohio man accused of driving a car into a crowd of protesters in Virginia during a white nationalist rally will make his first court appearance this week on federal hate crime charges .

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail shows James Alex Fields Jr., accused of plowing a car into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., killing a woman and injuring dozens more, has been charged with federal hate crimes. The Department of Justice announced that Fields was charged in an indicted returned Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail via AP, File) © The Associated Press FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail shows James Alex Fields Jr., accused of plowing a car into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., killing a woman and injuring dozens more, has been charged with federal hate crimes. The Department of Justice announced that Fields was charged in an indicted returned Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail via AP, File)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A man accused of being inspired by racial hatred to drive a car into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally is due to appear on hate crime charges.

An initial appearance and arraignment are scheduled Thursday in U.S. District Court for 21-year-old James Alex Fields Jr. of Maumee, Ohio.

Last week's indictment charges Fields with 30 federal crimes in the Aug. 12 attack that killed 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injured dozens more. He also is charged under Virginia law with murder and other crimes.

The "Unite the Right" rally drew hundreds of white nationalists to Charlottesville to show opposition to plans to remove a statute of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

Man caught on video confronting woman over Puerto Rico shirt charged with felony hate crime .
CHICAGO - The Chicago man shown in a viral video berating a woman for wearing a Puerto Rican flag T-shirt has been charged with a felony hate crime. "After a review of the case, we approved felony hate crimes charges," said Robert Foley, spokesman for the Cook County State's Attorney's Office. Foley said Timothy Trybus faces two counts of felony hate crime, which are enhancements on the charges of misdemeanor assault and misdemeanor disorderly conduct he was previously charged with.

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