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Neo-Nazi guilty of murder over Charlottesville rampage: US media

PTI Washington DC
Updated: 08-12-2018 04:42 IST

Washington, Dec 7 (AFP) A 21-year-old Nazi sympathizer was found guilty of first-degree murder on Friday, 15 months after ramming his car into counter-protesters at a white supremacist rally in the US city of Charlottesville.

A jury also found James Alex Fields Jr guilty of five counts of aggravated malicious wounding, three of malicious wounding, and one hit-and-run count, according to US media including NBC News and The Washington Post.

The August 2017 violence in Charlottesville, which claimed the life of 32-year-old paralegal Heather Heyer and injured dozens more, turned the Virginia city into a symbol of racial violence under Donald Trump's presidency. (AFP) IND


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