Charlottesville neo-Nazi sentenced to life, judge says ‘too great a risk’ to release

FILE PHOTO: People embrace at a memorial near the site where Heather Heyer was killed during the 2017 Charlottesville "Unite the Right" protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S., August 11, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Reuters) – A federal judge imposed a life sentence on the self-described neo-Nazi who killed Heather Heyer by crashing his car into a crowd of counterprotesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, after a white supremacist rally, saying release would be “too great a risk.” The 22-year-old neo-Nazi, James Fields of Maumee, Ohio, was sentenced to […]

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