(Charlottesville Regional Jail)

Fields Sentenced to Life in Prison Plus 419 Years on State Charges

The man who murdered Heather Heyer and injured more than 30 others during a violent white nationalist rally was formally sentenced to life in prison plus 419 years on Monday.

James Alex Fields Jr., 22, was convicted in Charlottesville Circuit Court in December of 10 charges, including the first-degree murder of Heyer, after he traveled from his Ohio home to a rally in Charlottesville and then consciously drove his Dodge Challenger into a crowd of counter-protesters after the Aug. 12, 2017, rally was broken up by police.

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