During the trial, prosecutors introduced evidence that Mr. Fields meant to commit harm when he drove from OH to attend the rally, which featured neo-Nazis bearing swastikas and Ku Klux Klan members.
Videos from several angles and photos from the Charlottesville attack show Fields flying down Fourth Street in his auto, plowing into protesters, then backing up and hitting more. Throughout the day, rally participants clashed with community members, anti-racists and anti-fascists across the city.
Fields was convicted in the August 2017 crash that killed 32-year-old Heather Heyer. Heyer's mother, Susan Bro, listened intently as the jury was polled about the verdict. She left the courthouse without commenting.
Charlottesville City Councilor Wes Bellamy says he hopes the guilty verdict will allow the city to move forward and to eventually heal.
"We don't stand for this type of hate".
Tadrint Washington, a young African American woman who was in her Toyota Camry in the downtown area when it was rear-ended by Fields's vehicle, said she was struck by the joyful atmosphere.
A white nationalist who killed a woman when he drove into a crowd protesting against a far-right rally has been convicted of murder.
"There does not seem to be any reasonable evidence put forward that he engaged in murderous intent", Spencer said.
"He thought people were after him", she said. I have a right to speak.
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Fields had driven overnight from his hometown Maumee, Ohio, to protest against the removal of the statue of Robert E Lee, the top general of the pro-slavery Confederacy during the American Civil War. Some dressed in battle gear.
President Trump drew wide-scale criticism when in the aftermath of Charlottesville, he said that there was "blame on both sides".
One of Fields' former teachers said he was known in high school for being fascinated with Nazism and idolising Adolf Hitler. His mother replied by telling him to be careful to which Fields shot back, "we're not the one (sic) who need to be careful".
According to The Associated Press, he also told his mother while in jail that he was mobbed "by a violent group of terrorists" at the rally. He posted the meme publicly to his Instagram page and sent a similar image as a private message to a friend in May 2017.
John Hill, Fields' attorney, attempted to argue that he became scared by the violence at the rally, panicked, and drove into the group.
The jury of seven women and five men began deliberating on Friday morning and took just over seven hours to reach the guilty verdict. "This is the best I have been in a year and a half".
The jury will reconvene Monday to recommend a sentence.
A 21-year-old neo-Nazi has been found guilty of all the charges resulting from a rally in Virginia that ended in the death of Heather Heyer.