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Judge Denies Keene White Nationalist's Bid to Move Trial

Feb 1, 2018

Christopher Cantwell, speaking during a VICE documentary.
 

A judge in Virginia has denied a request by Christopher Cantwell to move his trial outside the Charlottesville area. 

 

Cantwell is a Keene-based white nationalist. He made headlines in August for his participation in the violence surrounding the Unite-the-Right Rally. He's been held since then in Virginia on charges relating to his use of pepper spray. 

 

Cantwell says all the attention on his case in Charlottesville will make it impossible for him to have a fair trial. 

 

He's facing five to 20 years in prison. But he insists he's innocent and hopes to return to Keene in short order.