The man accused of mowing down a counter-protester at last year’s white nationalist rally in Charlottesville is now facing federal hate crime charges.
James Alex Fields Jr., a 21-year-old from Ohio, has been charged with one count of a hate crime resulting in the death of 28-year-old Heather Heyer. He also is facing 28 other hate crime charges involving attempts to kill others, according to an indictment released Wednesday, in addition to first-degree murder and other charges at the state level.
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