James Fields Jr. was convicted on state charges over the death of Heather Heyer and causing dozens of injuries. He had avoided the death penalty by pleading guilty to hate crime charges.
A self-described neo-Nazi who rammed his car into a crowd of protesters at a white supremacist rally and killed a woman has been sentenced to life in prison for hate crimes by a US federal court in Virginia.
The US president told Democratic congresswomen of color to go back to where they came from. Three of the women he targeted were born and raised in the United States.
Donald Trump's election as US president has coincided with a spike in hate crime rates. After the midterms, survivors and social justice advocates say they see reason to be optimistic, but more work must be done.
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