08-13-2017

Man Who Mowed Down Crowd (Killing One) in Charlottesville Charged with Murder – VIDEO

*His action(s), driving a car into a crowd of peaceful protestors, injuring 19 people and killing one, is being described by some as an act of domestic terrorism.


He is a 20-year-old Ohio man who is now charged with murder after allegedly plowing his car into a crowd of counter-protesters at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va.

By Saturday evening authorities had identified the driver of the vehicle as James Alex Fields Jr.


Police in Charlottesville say Fields killed a 32-year-old woman when he intentionally struck her with his silver Dodge Challenger.

Fields is also facing the second-degree murder charge, along with three counts of malicious wounding and one count of failing to stop at an accident that resulted in death … according to the superintendent of the Albemarle Regional Jail.

james alex fields car - dodge charger

The Dodge Charger the James Alex Fields Jr. allegedly drove into a crowd of people in Charlottesville, NC on Saturday (08-12-17).

Relatives told The Washington Post that Fields grew up mostly in Northern Kentucky, and had been raised by a single mother who was a paraplegic.

“Not really friendly,” an uncle told the Washington Post of Fields. “More subdued.”


Fields had allegedly been driving through a crowd of mostly counter-protesters — people who had converged near Charlottesville’s Emancipation Park in opposition to a white supremacist rally there.

Witnesses said the Challenger suddenly sped up from a complete stop, ramming into the protesters and sending bodies flying.

Some 19 people were injured, five critically, officials said.

 


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