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Man charged with murder over car driven into protesters at nationalist rally

A man accused of driving into a crowd protesting against a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville has been indicted on 10 felony counts including first-degree murder.

Court records show a grand jury returned an indictment against 20-year-old James Alex Fields, from Ohio.

Prosecutors say Fields drove into peaceful counter-protesters as the rally drew hundreds of white nationalists to the Virginia college town.

A woman was killed and 35 people were injured.

Fields, described by a former teacher as fascinated with Nazism, was initially charged with second-degree murder. The charge was upgraded last week.

Also indicted were three men charged in connection with an attack on a man in a parking garage on the day of the rally, and a man charged with firing a gun.

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