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USJury to deliberate over Charlottesville fatal car ramming

07:30  07 december  2018
07:30  07 december  2018 Source:   msn.com

Heather Heyer killing: Opening statements begin in trial

Heather Heyer killing: Opening statements begin in trial Opening statements are expected to begin Thursday in the trial of the man accused of killing Heather Heyer last year at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Opening statements are expected to begin Thursday in the trial of the man accused of killing Heather Heyer at a white nationalist rally Judge Richard Moore, who has allotted 18 days for the trial, said opening statements will start after the jury is finalized when court resumes Thursday morning. Jury selection began on Monday.

38+ non- fatal injuries. 19 injured during vehicle ramming . At least 14 injured in other clashes. In the aftermath of the rally and the car ramming , some criticized the police handling of the rally. Charlottesville police and Virginia State Police failed to operate under a unified command and did not

On August 12, 2017, a car crashed into a crowd of people who had been peacefully protesting the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville , Virginia.

Jury to deliberate over Charlottesville fatal car ramming © (Photo by Evelyn Hockstein/For The Washington Post via Getty Images) CHARLOTTESVILLE,VA-AUG13: A memorial at the site of the deadly car attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, August 13, 2017. (Photo by Evelyn Hockstein/For The Washington Post via Getty Images) CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — 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.

A prosecutor told jurors in closing arguments Thursday that 21-year-old James Alex Fields Jr. had hate and violence on his mind when he plunged the car into the crowd. Defense attorneys argued Fields had plowed into the crowd out of fear.

Jurors are scheduled to get the case Friday morning.

Fields is charged with first-degree murder and other felonies for the August 2017 crash that killed 32-year-old Heather Heyer. Her death came after police forced a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville to disband after participants had clashed with counterdemonstrators earlier.

The Latest: Jury recommends life in prison for Fields.
The Latest on jury deliberations on a sentencing recommendation for a man convicted of murder and other charges for driving his car into counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally 

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