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Associated Press
December 12, 2018 - 8:26 am
by Denise Lavoie CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A jury Tuesday called for a sentence of life in prison plus 419 years for the Hitler admirer who killed a woman when he rammed his car into counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville two summers ago. The decision capped a trial...
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Charlottesville Police Dept
December 11, 2018 - 1:02 pm
Richmond, VA (WRVA) The Charlottesville jury in the James Alex Fields Jr trial has made its recommendations for his sentencing. The Jury made the following decisions: He should serve a life sentence for the first-degree murder of 32 year old Heather Heyer and pay a fine of $100,000; In each of the...
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(Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail via AP, File)
December 08, 2018 - 6:34 am
By DENISE LAVOIE , AP Legal Affairs Writer CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A man who drove his car into counterprotesters at a 2017 white nationalist rally in Virginia was convicted Friday of first-degree murder, a verdict that local civil rights activists hope will help heal a community still scarred...
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(Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail via AP, File)
November 26, 2018 - 4:52 pm
By DENISE LAVOIE , Associated Press CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — An Ohio man charged with killing a woman during a white nationalist rally in Virginia plans to argue that he believed he was acting in self-defense when he drove his car into a crowd of counter protesters. A lawyer for James Alex...
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Charlottesville Police Dept
November 26, 2018 - 8:20 am
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Jury selection is set to begin in the trial of an Ohio man accused of killing a woman during a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville last year. James Alex Fields Jr., of Maumee, Ohio, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 32-year-old Heather Heyer...
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(Dreamstime)
August 10, 2018 - 3:28 pm
(RICHMOND, Va - wrva.com) – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) wrote a letter to John Gore, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice (DOJ), pressing for more answers on how the Administration is implementing actions specifically...
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dreamstime
July 24, 2018 - 4:25 pm
Richmond, VA (WRVA) - UVA Grad Jason Kessler has withdrawn his request for a permit to hold a “Unite The Right 2” rally in the City of Charlottesville over the Weekend of August 11th & 12th. Kessler was not present when the hearing started. The Judge told Kessler’s lawyers to find their client...
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(Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail via AP, File)
June 27, 2018 - 12:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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...
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