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Judge Sentences Charlottesville Neo-Nazi Murderer to 2 More Life Sentences

HeadlineJul 17, 2019

A Virginia state judge sentenced James Fields to “life in prison plus 419 years” for plowing his car into a crowd of anti-racist protesters in Charlottesville at a counterprotest of the white supremacist “Unite the Right” rally in 2017. He killed 32-year-old activist Heather Heyer in the attack. This comes on top of last month’s sentence of life in prison on federal hate crime charges for the 22-year-old self-described neo-Nazi. The judge in Fields’ state case told him, “[Y]ou deserve the sentence the jury gave. What you did was an act of terror.”

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