Sentencing looms in Charlottesville attack; man seeks mercy

U.S. 06/23/19, 09:47

The avowed white supremacist who plowed his car into counterdemonstrators opposing a white nationalist rally in Virginia two years ago, killing one person and injuring dozens, has asked a judge for mercy and a sentence shorter than life in prison. Lawyers for James Alex Fields Jr., 22, said in a sentencing ...

Update: Man pleads guilty to hate crimes in car attack

U.S. 03/27/19, 15:01

The Latest on a man pleading guilty to federal hate crime charges in a deadly car attack at white nationalist rally in Virginia(all times local):4 p.m.A man convicted on state murder charges in a deadly car attack at a white nationalist rally in Virginia has pleaded guilty to federal hate ...

Man convicted in car attack due in court for plea change

U.S. 03/27/19, 00:03

A man convicted on state murder charges in a deadly car attack on counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia is due in federal court for a change-of-plea hearing.James Alex Fields Jr., of Maumee, Ohio, was convicted in state court in December in the death of anti-racism activist Heather ...

Update: Jury asks about consecutive sentences for Fields

U.S. 12/11/18, 11:22

The Latest on jury deliberations on a sentencing recommendation for a man convicted of murder and other charges for driving his car into counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally (all times local):11:20 a.m.Jurors in the trial of a man convicted of murder for driving his car into counterprotesters at a ...

Jury to resume deliberations on white nationalist’s sentence

U.S. 12/11/18, 00:39

A Virginia jury is set to resume deliberations on a sentencing recommendation for a man convicted of killing a woman and injuring dozens when he drove his car into counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally.Jurors spent just under two hours Monday considering a sentence for James Alex Fields Jr. They ...

Jury deciding sentence for man who rammed rally protesters

U.S. 12/10/18, 16:09

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. The man's lawyers argued he acted in self-defense and out of fear, and a ...

Update: Mom: White nationalist can’t silence daughter

U.S. 12/10/18, 12:38

The Latest on the sentencing of James Alex Fields Jr. for the murder of Heather Heyer (all times local):12:15 p.m.Susan Bro, center, mother of Heather Heyer, is escorted down the steps of the courthouse after a guilty verdict was reached in the trial of James Alex Fields Jr. (AP Photo/Steve ...

Jury to recommend sentence for white nationalist

U.S. 12/10/18, 04:01

The same jury that convicted a man of first-degree murder for driving his car into counterprotesters at a 2017 white nationalist rally will now decide his punishment.The jury in the trial of James Alex Fields Jr. will reconvene Monday to hear additional evidence and come up with a sentencing recommendation ...

Virginia city hopes to heal after man’s murder conviction

U.S. 12/08/18, 01:03

Civil rights activists in the city of Charlottesville, Virginia, are hoping the first-degree-murder conviction of a man who drove into counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally will help heal their scarred community.FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail shows James Alex Fields Jr. (Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional ...

Update: Charlottesville hopes verdict will help healing

U.S. 12/07/18, 20:03

The latest on the first-degree-murder conviction of a man who drove his car into a group of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally (all times local):7:45 p.m.Charlottesville City Councilor Wes Bellamy says he hopes the guilty verdict in the trial of a man who drove his car into counterprotesters at ...

Man who drove into crowd convicted of first-degree murder

U.S. 12/07/18, 19:52

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 ...

Update: Jurors see meme of car plowing into crowd

U.S. 12/04/18, 14:16

The Latest on the trial of a man accused of deliberately driving his car into a crowd of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally, killing one and injuring dozens more. (all times local):2:15 p.m.Jurors in the trial of a man accused of driving into a crowd of counterprotesters at a ...

Jurors hear from crowd members in white nationalist trial

U.S. 12/03/18, 14:04

Jurors in the trial of a man who drove into a crowd of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia heard from people in the crowd and a first-responder.News outlets report that Marissa Martin testified Monday at the trial of James Alex Fields Jr. about joining a group of ...

Chilling evidence of death shown in white nationalist trial

U.S. 11/30/18, 11:18

Jurors in the trial of a man who drove his car into a crowd of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally have been shown chilling evidence of the death and injuries left behind.On Friday, a Charlottesville police detective methodically reviewed photographs of items found on the car driven by James ...

Jurors hear opening statements in trial of white nationalist

U.S. 11/29/18, 13:03

A jury has been told there is no dispute that a man on trial for killing a woman at a white nationalist rally plowed his car into a crowd of counterprotesters. The only question is: Did he intend to harm or kill people in the crowd or was he simply ...

Jury to hear opening statements in white nationalist trial

U.S. 11/29/18, 00:46

A jury is expected to hear conflicting versions of what happened during a deadly white nationalist rally in Virginia last year as an Ohio man accused of killing a woman and injuring dozens of others goes on trial.FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail shows ...

Update: Picking jury slowly in white nationalist trial

U.S. 11/26/18, 15:56

The Latest on the trial of an Ohio man accused of killing a woman during a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville (all times local):3:55 p.m.Jury selection in the trial of an Ohio man accused of killing a woman during a white nationalist rally in Virginia has gotten off to a ...

Trial to begin for man charged in white nationalist rally

U.S. 11/26/18, 01:17

Jury selection is set to begin in the trial of an Ohio man accused of killing a woman during a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville last year.James Alex Fields Jr., of Maumee, Ohio, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 32-year-old Heather Heyer. Fields is accused of driving ...

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