( CNN) Before he was accused of ramming his car into a crowd in Charlottesville, James Alex Fields Jr ., 20, had been known to his high school teacher and classmates as being “very big into Nazism” and having a “fondness for Adolf Hitler.”

Fields, of Maumee, Ohio, is suspected of driving his Dodge Challenger into the crowd of counterprotesters gathered to oppose the “Unite the Right” rally of white nationalist and other right-wing groups on Saturday. Heather Heyer, 32, a paralegal from Charlottesville, was killed and 19 others were injured.

Fields is charged with second-degree assassinate , three counts of malevolent wounding and failure to stop in an accident that culminated in death.

Videos show car crash into protesters

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