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Charlottesville: Jury Sentences Neo-Nazi to Life for “Unite the Right” Rally Murder

HeadlineDec 12, 2018

In Charlottesville, a jury sentenced self-described neo-Nazi James Alex Fields to life in prison for killing anti-fascist protester Heather Heyer at last year’s white supremacist “Unite the Right” rally. Fields was convicted of first-degree murder by the jury Friday. A judge will formally sentence Fields on March 29; he can impose a less severe punishment than the jurors but is not allowed to increase the sentence, according to Virginia law.

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