Charlottesville motorist Alex Fields Jr found guilty of murder

Alex Fields Jr is seen attending a Unite a Right convene in Emancipation Park, Charlottesville, Virginia, Aug 12, 2017Image copyright
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Alex Fields Jr (l) was graphic holding partial in a Unite a Right convene in Charlottesville, Virginia

A male who gathering his automobile into a throng of protesters in Virginia, murdering a woman, has been found guilty of murder.

Alex Fields Jr, a 21-year-old described by prosecutors as a white supremacist, was on hearing over a occurrence in Charlottesville in Aug 2017.

Heather Heyer, 32, died when a automobile strike a organisation of people protesting opposite a white jingoist rally.

Mr Fields’s lawyers had insisted that he had acted out of fear for his possess safety.

He faces 20 years to life in jail and will be condemned during a after date.

The jury during Charlottesville City Circuit Court, that deliberated for reduction than a day, found him guilty on all a charges including murder; 5 depends of aggravated antagonistic wounding; 3 depends of antagonistic wounding and one count of strike and run.

Fields, from Ohio, also faces 30 other sovereign charges relating to hatred crimes to that he has pleaded not guilty.

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