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Trial date set for man accused of murdering Heather Heyer during Unite the Right rally

All the charges Fields faces are felonies

James Alex Fields Jr. is accused of driving this Dodge Charger into a group on counterprotesters killing Heather Heyer.
James Alex Fields Jr. is accused of driving this Dodge Charger into a group on counterprotesters killing Heather Heyer. (Matthew Hatcher/Getty Images, Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail via Getty Images)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – A trial date is set for the man accused of killing Heather Heyer and injuring others during August's Unite the Right rally, according to NBC29

A three-week jury trial for James Alex Fields Jr. is scheduled to begin Nov. 26.

The Charlottesville NBC affiliate reports that Fields, who is charged with first-degree murder, five counts of malicious wounding, three counts of aggravated malicious wounding and failure to stop in event of injury or death, appeared via video conference for a status hearing on Wednesday.

All the charges he faces are felonies.

Fields is accused of ramming a car into a group of people marching in the area of 4th and Water streets to protest Jason Kessler's rally.

Authorities said a total of 36 people were injured, some seriously, including 32-year-old Heyer, who later died.


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