Appeal dismissed for man convicted of hitting a car against a group of pedestrians in Charlottesville during the Unite The Right rally
RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) – James Fields was denied his call after being convicted of driving his car through a group of pedestrians at the Unite The Right rally in Charlottesville that killed one and injured some ‘others.
In a unanimous decision, the Virginia Court of Appeals rejected Fields’ efforts to overturn his conviction.
“We will never forget the chaos, violence, hatred and death that white supremacists brought to Charlottesville for their Unite the Right rally, and we must make sure that every individual who broke the law or incited violence this fateful day be brought to justice. My team and I will continue to do our utmost to end the white supremacist violence we see in the Commonwealth and across the country, and I will hold any racist or white supremacist accountable if they act according to their hatred. ”
Mark Herring, Attorney General of Virginia
Fields was convicted in 2018 of one count of first degree murder, three counts of malicious injuries, five counts of aggravated malicious injuries and one count of leaving the scene of an accident.
Fields was then sentenced to life in prison over 419 years with an additional fine.
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