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White nationalist convicted of murdering counterprotester in Charlottesville, Virginia


Reuters
Updated: 08-12-2018 03:53 IST
A white nationalist who drove his car into a crowd of people protesting a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last year, killing one of the counterdemonstrators, was found guilty on Friday of first-degree murder and nine other counts.

The jury deliberated for less than a day before convicting James Fields, 21, of all charges stemming from the deadly confrontation that occurred after police had declared an unlawful assembly and cleared a park of white supremacists gathered for the "Unite the Right" rally. (Reporting by Gary Robertson in Charlottesville; writing by Steve Gorman; editing by Jonathan Oatis)

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