CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va | Man who drove into crowd convicted of first-degree murder

7Dec - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.  — A man who drove his car into a crowd of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia last year was convicted Friday of first-degree murder, a verdict that community leaders and civil rights activists hope will help heal a community still scarred by the violence and the racial and political tensions it inflamed nationwide.

A state jury rejected defense arguments that James Alex Fields Jr. acted in self-defense during a “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville on Aug.

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