Unite the Right

James Alex Fields, Jr.
Albemarle Regional Jail
March 27, 2019 - 5:15 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A man convicted on state murder charges in a deadly car attack at a white nationalist rally in Virginia pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal hate crime charges in a case that stirred racial tensions across the country. Under a plea agreement, James Alex Fields Jr., of...
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Local activists raise their fists outside Charlottesville General District Court after a guilty verdict was reached in the trial of James Alex Fields Jr., in Charlottesville, Va., Friday, Dec. 7, 2018.
AP Photo/Steve Helber
December 10, 2018 - 8:21 am
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Several people who were severely injured when a man drove his car into counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally last year described devastating physical and psychological effects to a jury tasked with making a sentencing recommendation Monday. Jurors on Friday...
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James Fields
Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail via AP, File
December 07, 2018 - 5:39 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A man who drove his car into counterprotesters at a 2017 white nationalist rally in Virginia was convicted Friday of first-degree murder, a verdict that local civil rights activists hope will help heal a community still scarred by the violence and the racial tensions it...
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James Alex Fields, Jr.
Albemarle Regional Jail
December 04, 2018 - 12:16 pm
By Amir Vera (CNN) -- The man on trial for killing Heather Heyer at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, texted his mother a picture of Adolf Hitler four days before the event in August 2017, according to prosecutors. The commonwealth asked the court to admit, as evidence, a...
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Charlottesville Courthouse
Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images via CNN
November 29, 2018 - 11:35 am
By Madeline Holcombe, Jason Hanna and Laura Dolan, CNN (CNN) -- Opening statements are expected to begin Thursday in the state trial of a man accused of killing counterprotester Heather Heyer last year at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that put the city and the country on...
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James Alex Fields Jr
Albemarle Regional Jail / WTVR, Tribune via CNN
November 26, 2018 - 1:25 pm
By Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN (CNN) -- Charlottesville, Virginia, is again bracing for journalists and protesters to converge on the city as jury selection began Monday for the man accused of killing Heather Heyer at last year's Unite the Right rally. Jury selection is expected to take two or three...
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Supporters and members of Bikers for Trump wave and cheer, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, in the ballroom of Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J, during a meeting with President Donald Trump.
AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster
August 12, 2018 - 11:09 am
BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — As rain dumped on his golf club, President Donald Trump raged on Saturday, lashing out at his Justice Department on Twitter before welcoming members of a "Bikers for Trump" fan group to the manicured grounds. Dozens and dozens of gleaming Harleys, Hondas and other...
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Susan Bro, right, mother of Heather Heyer who was killed during last year's Unite the Right rally, embraces a supporter after laying flowers at the spot her daughter was killed in Charlottesville, Va., Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018.
AP Photo/Steve Helber
August 12, 2018 - 10:46 am
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The mother of a woman killed when a car plowed into a crowd of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally last summer said Sunday there's much healing to do a year after the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Heather Heyer's mother, Susan Bro, laid flowers at a...
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