The man accused of ramming his car through a group of counter-protesters on Aug. 12, killing Heather Heyer and injuring dozens of others, will face a three-week jury trial this fall.

On Wednesday, 20-year-old James Alex Fields Jr., of Ohio, appeared via video in Charlottesville Circuit Court and waived his right to a speedy trial. Both the defense and prosecution agreed to push the trial to Nov. 26 to give themselves time to prepare.

On Dec. 18, a grand jury indicted Fields on 10 charges: first-degree murder, five counts of malicious wounding, three counts of aggravated malicious wounding and failing to stop at scene of a crash.

The pedestrians who were struck on Fourth Street Southeast just south of the Downtown Mall were among people protesting against the white nationalist Unite the Right rally.

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