A man who drove his car into a crowd of protesters in the US city of Charlottesville, killing a woman, has been sentenced to life in prison.
James Alex Fields Jr, 22, was sentenced for numerous federal hate crimes committed in the August 2017 attack.
Heather Heyer, 32, died when Fields drove his car into people protesting against a white nationalist rally.
The self-declared neo-Nazi has also been convicted of murder at the state level in Virginia.
He is set to be sentenced in that case next month.
Fields pleaded guilty to 29 of 30 federal hate crimes in March under a deal with prosecutors who agreed not to seek the death penalty.
His lawyers had asked for a more lenient sentence than life in prison, citing his age, a traumatic childhood and mental illness.
What happened in Charlottesville?
Hundreds of neo-Nazis, white nationalists and Ku Klux Klan members gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia, on 12 August, 2017 for one of the largest white supremacist rallies in the US in decades.
The “Unite the Right” march was organised to protest against plans to take down a statue of General Robert E Lee, who had fought for the pro-slavery Confederacy during the American Civil War.
Clashes broke out with counter-protesters, leaving dozens injured.
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Graphic video footage shared widely on social media showed Fields driving his car into the counter-protesters, killing 32-year-old paralegal Ms Heyer and injuring others.
Who is James Alex Fields Jr?
Fields, a self-described neo-Nazi from Ohio, was 20 at the time of the attack.
Federal prosecutors said he thought about harming others while driving to the Charlottesville rally.
They noted that there was evidence on his social media profiles of him “expressing support of the social and racial policies of Adolf Hitler and Nazi-era Germany, including the Holocaust”.
Less than a month before the attack, they said he posted an image on Instagram showing a car driving into a crowd of people. “You have the right to protest but I’m late for work,” read the caption.
Hours before the attack, he was photographed carrying a shield bearing the emblem of a far-right hate group.
Even afterwards, Fields remained unrepentant, prosecutors said.
In a phone call from prison in December 2017, he criticised Ms Heyer’s mother.
“She is a communist. An anti-white liberal,” Fields said. He went on to describe her as “the enemy”.
Fields’ lawyers have argued that he felt intimidated and acted to protect himself in the August 2017 attack.
They said giving him a smaller sentence would be akin to an “expression of mercy”.