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Charlottesville

The Charlottesville Neo-Nazi Who Killed Heather Heyer Just Got Life in Prison

James Alex Fields Jr., now 22, pleaded guilty to 29 federal hate crime charges earlier this year to avoid the death penalty.
Tess Owen
6.28.19
very fine people

Trump just defended the Charlottesville white nationalists again

“I was talking about people who went because they felt very strongly about the monument to Robert E. Lee"
Rex Santus
4.26.19
Charlottesville

Charlottesville car attacker James Alex Fields pleads guilty to 29 federal hate crimes

The plea might have allowed him to dodge the death penalty.
Tess Owen
3.27.19
In Moderation

Facebook Bans White Nationalism and White Separatism

After a civil rights backlash, Facebook will now treat white nationalism and separatism the same as white supremacy, and will direct users who try to post that content to a nonprofit that helps people leave hate groups.
Joseph Cox
Jason Koebler
3.27.19
Charlottesville

A fourth white man has been found guilty for brutally beating DeAndre Harris in Charlottesville

Tyler Watkins Davis was responsible for dealing the blow that required Harris to get staples
Emma Ockerman
2.8.19
Confederate Monuments

Birmingham can keep Confederate statue covered up, judge rules

The then-mayor ordered it covered after Charlottesville, but the state sued
Emma Ockerman
1.15.19
Charlottesville

Third man who brutally beat black man in Charlottesville will serve 3 years in prison

Wearing a white helmet emblazoned with the words “Commie Killer” and armed with a wooden pole, Daniel Borden was caught on video alongside five other white men kicking and beating DeAndre Harris
Tess Owen
1.7.19
Charlottesville

Why it will be hard to convict neo-Nazi James Alex Fields of hate crimes

Despite the challenges, experts say federal prosecutors have a strong case.
Tess Owen
12.13.18
Charlottesville

Neo-Nazi James Fields convicted of first-degree murder in death of Heather Heyer

He could face the death penalty for killing Heyer in the Charlottesville protests.
Tess Owen
12.7.18
Charlottesville

James Fields told his mom it "doesn’t fucking matter" Heather Heyer died in Charlottesville

The neo-Nazi who allegedly caused her death by running into a crowd with his car, spoke to his mother about it.
Tess Owen
12.5.18
Charlottesville

Charlottesville neo-Nazi who ran Heather Heyer over with a car is claiming self-defense

In opening statements, his lawyers said they'll argue Fields felt threatened by the protesters and was in fear of serious bodily injury or death
Tess Owen
11.29.18
Charlottesville

James Fields is going on trial for killing Heather Heyer in Charlottesville. Here's why jury selection will be tough.

Fields is facing state murder charges and 29 counts of federal hate crime charges — and the possibility of the death penalty.
Tess Owen
11.26.18
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