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Closing arguments expected in white nationalist trial

3 days 12 hours 58 minutes ago Thursday, December 06 2018 Dec 6, 2018 December 06, 2018 5:34 AM December 06, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Jurors in the trial of a man accused of killing a woman and injuring dozens at a white nationalist rally are expected to hear closing arguments in the case after testimony from final defense witnesses.
 
James Alex Fields Jr. is charged with first-degree murder and other counts for driving his car into a crowd of counterprotesters in Charlottesville on Aug. 12, 2017.
 
Closing arguments are expected Thursday afternoon after the defense calls its last witnesses.
 
Fields' lawyers don't dispute that he plowed his car into the counterprotesters, but say he feared for his life after witnessing violent clashes between the two sides earlier that day.
 
Prosecutors say Fields drove from his home in Maumee, Ohio, to support the white nationalists. They say he was angry and intentionally struck the counterprotesters.

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