The maximum penalty for federal charges is death.
The plea hearing is set at 14:30. AND.
The US Attorney's Office in the West Virginia District will not discuss the details of this appeal until the end of the hearing, a spokesman told CNN.
Fields' counsel did not immediately respond to CNN's request for comment.
Fields "went straight into the crowd", according to the federal government
The day before the rally, while Fields was preparing to leave his home in Maumee, Ohio, to travel to Charlottesville, he had received a message from a family member asking him to pay attention, indicates the indictment.
"It is not we who need to be careful," replied Fields, enclosing a photo of Hitler, according to the indictment.
Once in Charlottesville, Fields joined the protesters who had rallied to denounce the removal of a Confederate statue of a city park in "chants promoting or expressing white supremacy and d & # 39; 39; other racist and antisemitic views, "says the indictment.
Later, while Fields was roaming the streets of Charlottesville in his Dodge Challenger, he met a crowd of people of diverse cultures and ethnicities who chanted and wore placards promoting equality, said the spokesman. indictment.
"The fields quickly accelerated, crossing a stop sign and crossing an elevated pedestrian street, before going straight into the crowd.Her vehicle stopped only when it struck another." vehicle near the intersection of Fourth and Water Streets scene, "according to the indictment.
Eliott C. McLaughlin of CNN contributed to this report.[ad_2]