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>> A Virginia jury found James Alex Fields, Junior guilty of first degree murder on Friday for driving his car into a crowd of counter protesters during a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia in August 2017 killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer, and injuring many others.
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>> The jury swiftly reaching its verdict, deliberating for less than a day before convicting Fields. He was found guilty on nine other charges. All charges stemmed from the deadly confrontation that occurred after police had declared an unlawful assembly and cleared a park of white nationalists gathered for the Unite the Right rally.
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The violence sparked a national outcry, as did President Trump's response just days later.>> I think there's blame on both sides. And I have no doubt about it, and you don't have any doubt about it either.>> 21-year-old Fields had previously pled not guilty of murder in federal hate crime charges.
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He could face up to life in prison for the first degree murder charge. He'll be sentenced at a later date.