James Alex Fields found guilty of killing Heather Heyer Charlottesville white nationalist rally
James Alex Fields Jr. was found guilty on Friday of killing Heather Heyer when he plowed his car into a group of counterprotesters last year at a Unite the Right rally that quickly turned violent in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Fields, 21, was convicted on all counts, including first-degree murder in connection to Heyer's death and five counts of aggravated malicious wounding, three counts of malicious wounding and one hit and run count for injuring dozens of others with his vehicle.
After a week of testimony, a jury found that Fields deliberately rammed his car into the crowd after the rally, which was organized in part to protest the removal of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee statue.
Present in the courtroom for the verdict, was Fields' mother and Susan Bro, Heyer's mother.
He faces 20 years to life in prison for the murder charge. Fields will be sentenced at a later date.