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Charge Against Ohio Man Arrested In Charlottesville Violence Gets Upgraded

Dec 15, 2017

James Fields Junior
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A judge has upgraded the charge against the Ohio man accused of driving a car into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally last summer in Virginia to first-degree murder. 

20-year-old James Fields Junior appeared in court Thursday after prosecutors filed a motion to amend the second-degree murder charge. The case will now be presented to a grand jury. The judge also certified charges against three other defendants in related cases.