Man Sentenced to 2nd Life Term in Charlottesville Car Attack

The state sentence is mainly symbolic given that he was already sentenced to life on the federal charges.

  • Published 15 July 2019

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — An avowed white supremacist was sentenced to life plus 419 years on state charges for deliberately driving his car into anti-racism protesters during a white nationalist rally in Virginia. James Alex Fields Jr., 22, received the sentence for killing one person and injuring dozens during the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville on Aug. 12, 2017. Last month, Fields received a life sentence on 29 federal hate crime charges. Charlottesville Circuit… Read at AP News