• James A. Fields, Jr. Is Convicted Of First-Degree Murder After Killing Heather Heyer In Charlottesville

    5 days ago - By Refinery29

    James Alex Fields, Jr. was convicted of first-degree murder and eight counts of malicious wounding on Friday, little over a year after driving his car into counter-protesters at 2017's Unite The Right Rally in Charlottesville , VA, resulting in the death of Heather Heyer and the injury of some 35 counterprotesters, the Washington Post reports. Defense attorneys for Fields argued that he caused the deadly crash out of “fear and confusion” and that he “regretted his actions immediately.” Prosecutors proved pre-meditation using video of the scene, along with an Instagram post from months...
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