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James Fields convicted of first-degree murder in the killing of Heather Heyer

More than a year after self-proclaimed neo-Nazi James Fields rammed his car into a crowd of counter-protesters at the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, the 21-year-old was found guilty Friday of first-degree murder and eight other charges.

It took a jury of seven women and five men only seven hours to reach a verdict, The Washington Post reports. They decided the Ohio native acted with "premeditation when he backed up his 2010 Dodge Challenger" and drove it into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist march. He was found guilty of killing Heather Heyer, 32, and injuring dozens of others.

Fields faces up to life in prison. He also faces a federal trial for hate crimes that could result in the death penalty. Read more at The Washington Post.