Killer, Victim In Virginia Terror Attack Identified

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The announcement came after the neo-Nazi "news" site featured an article by Daily Stormer founder Andrew Anglin, criticizing Heather Heyer, who was killed Saturday after being hit by a vehicle allegedly driven by James Alex Fields Jr.

The Daily Progress said that those injured were "counter-protesters" at the rally for Unite the Right, "a gathering of white nationalist, neo-Nazi, alt-right and other far right political groups".

Fields is accused of slamming a Dodge Challenger into the crowd of counter-protestors, injuring 19 and killing one.


Downer said a local attorney will be appointed to represent the 20-year-old suspect.

Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer identified the fatal victim as 32-year-old Heather Heyer during an appearance on Meet The Press Sunday morning, according to NBC News. He faces a second-degree murder charge, as well as three counts of malicious wounding and hit and run.

Fields, now the subject of a federal civil rights investigation, was arrested shortly after the incident.

Some of the white nationalists at Saturday's rally cited President Donald Trump's victory after a campaign of racially-charged rhetoric as validation for their beliefs.

The man accused of driving his auto into a crowd of protesters on Saturday and killing one person was arraigned in court Monday morning.

In this Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017 photo, James Alex Fields Jr., second from left, holds a black shield in Charlottesville, Va., where a white supremacist rally took place.

Fields was fascinated with Nazism, idolized Adolf Hitler, and had been singled out by school officials in the 9th grade for his "deeply held, radical" convictions on race, a former high school teacher said Sunday.

But Vanguard America denied any connection to Fields and said he was not a member of the organization. She also said Heyer was "a fun-loving person and tenderhearted person, but at times she could be tough as nails, too".

Marisa said she was shocked to find out someone she knew could be involved with the attack.

"My first feeling: I failed, we failed", he told the Toledo Blade.

Heather Heyer was killed when a auto plowed through a crowd of counter-protesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia Saturday. "Trump's not a white supremacist". She was aware that her son was attending a rally in Virginia but just thought that it had "something to do with Trump".