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Charlottesville Murderer James Alex Fields Pleads Guilty to Hate Crimes

HeadlineMar 28, 2019

In Virginia, self-described neo-Nazi James Alex Fields pleaded guilty Wednesday to 29 counts of hate crimes in a federal court for plowing his car into a crowd of anti-racist protesters in Charlottesville in August of 2017. As part of the deal, prosecutors agreed not to seek the death penalty. Last December, a Virginia jury sentenced Fields to life in prison for murdering anti-fascist protester Heather Heyer and injuring 28 others at a counterprotest of the white supremacist “Unite the Right” rally.

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