Dec 11, 2018

James A. Fields sentenced to life in prison for fatal Charlottesville attack

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James A. Fields, the avowed neo-Nazi who drove his car into a group of counter-protestors during a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville last year, was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison plus 419 years and $480,000 in fines, AP reports.

Details: The jury deliberated for around four hours over two days, per AP. They also recommended to the judge that Fields, who killed one woman and injured several others, get an additional nine years for fleeing the scene of an accident, 60 total years for three malicious wounding charges, and 350 years total for five malicious wounding charges, AP reports. The same jury convicted Fields for these crimes on Friday.

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In photos: Protests over George Floyd's death grip Minneapolis

The Third Police Precinct burns in Minneapolis on Thursday night. Photo: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Cheering protesters set a Minneapolis police station on fire Thursday night in the third night of unrest following the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in the city, per AP.

The state of play: Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said at a briefing early Friday he told police to evacuate the building because "there were imminent threats both to officers and public." "The symbolism of a building cannot outweighs the importance of life," he said.