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Charlottesville killer James fields will spend the rest of his life in prison a federal judge on Friday and pose the harshest possible sentence against the self described neo **** , fields was convicted last year of killing heather higher when he rammed his car into a crowd protesting a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville in August of two thousand seventeen the twenty two year old pleaded guilty to federal hate crime charges in March under a deal with prosecutors who agreed not to seek the death penalty the attack was a critical moment in the rise of the all right movement in the US a loose alignment of fringe groups centered on white nationalism after his response to the attack president trump was heavily criticized for initially saying there were quote find people on both sides of the dispute between the white supremacists and their opponents prosecutors say fields had long touted racist and violent beliefs on the social media accounts including expressing support for it off Hitler and Holocaust fields will be sentenced separately on state charges next month