The Newest on a listening to for an Ohio man accused of driving right into a crowd of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in August (all occasions native):
The Ohio man accused of ramming a automotive right into a crowd of individuals protesting a white nationalist rally this summer time in Charlottesville has had his most critical cost upgraded to first-diploma homicide.
Twenty-yr-previous James Alex Fields appeared in courtroom Thursday for a preliminary listening to. Prosecutors stated they filed a movement earlier within the day to amend the second-diploma homicide cost he beforehand confronted.
The decide licensed the homicide cost and all others towards Fields. His case will now be introduced to a grand jury for an indictment.
The decide additionally licensed expenses towards three different defendants in instances associated to the August rally.
Fields’ lawyer didn’t current proof or make any arguments on the listening to, though she did cross-look at a prosecution witness. Fields sat quietly in a striped jumpsuit together with his palms cuffed.