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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

Jury to deliberate Virginia murder trial of white nationalist

Jury to deliberate Virginia murder trial of white nationalist Jury to deliberate Virginia murder trial of white nationalist

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.

James Fields Found Guilty of Murdering Anti-Racism Protester Heather Heyer in Charlottesville.
James Alex Fields Jr., the white nationalist accused of deliberately plowing his car into a crowd of counter-protesters during the 2017 Charlottesville white-nationalist rally, was found guilty on Friday of murdering one of those counter-protesters. Fields, 21, an Ohio native, was charged with first-degree murder last year following the hit-and-run attack, which killed 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injured dozens other anti-racism protesters who ran counter to the “Unite the Right” rally. He was found guilty on that top charge.

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