U.S. white na­tion­al­ist guilty of mur­der

Ottawa Sun - - NEWS -

CHAR­LOTTESVILLE, Va. — A man who drove his car into a crowd of coun­ter­protesters at a white na­tion­al­ist rally in Vir­ginia was con­victed Fri­day of first­de­gree mur­der for killing a woman.

A state jury re­jected ar­gu­ments that James Alex Fields Jr. acted in self-de­fence at a rally in Char­lottesville on Aug. 12, 2017. Ju­rors also con­victed Fields of eight other charges.

Fields, 21, drove to Vir­ginia from his home in Maumee, Ohio, to sup­port the white na­tion­al­ists.

Ac­cord­ing to a for­mer teacher, Fields was known in high school for be­ing fas­ci­nated with Nazism and idol­iz­ing Adolf Hitler.

FIELDS Loved the Nazis

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