James Fields Jr.’s Murder Charges Upgraded to First-Degree in Heather Heyer’s Death

James Fields Jr.’s charges in connection with the death of Heather Heyer during the Charlottesville, Virginia, neo-Nazi rallies have been upgraded. Fields, an Ohio resident, now faces a first-degree murder charge for allegedly ramming his car into a group of counter-protesters, killing the 32-year-old Virginia woman. He was previously charged with second-degree murder in connection with Heyer’s death.