Fields now charged with first-degree murder

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- A charge against an Ohio man in connection with an attack with a car on Aug. 12 has been upgraded.

James Fields, Jr. is now facing first-degree murder for the death of Heather Heyer.

He is accused of ramming his car into a crowd of counter-protesters on Fourth Street shortly after the Unite the Right rally devolved into violence and was declared an unlawful assembly.

Many other people were also hurt in the incident.

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