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James Alex Fields Jr.

Federal hate crime charges filed in Charlottesville rally death

Federal hate crime charges filed in Charlottesville rally death

A reputed Hitler admirer accused of plowing a car into a crowd of protesters in Charlottesville, killing a young woman, was charged Wednesday with federal hate crimes in a case arising from the white nationalist rally that stirred accusations President Donald Trump was emboldening racists.

James Alex Fields Jr., who already faced murder and other charges under Virginia law, was indicted on 30 additional federal charges stemming from the 2017 attack that killed 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injured dozens of others who had gathered to protest the white nationalists.

"At the Department of Justice, we remain resolute that hateful ideologies will not have the last...

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