Whatever the court decides about the car event in Charlottesville, I don't think they will be able to get conviction of First degree Murder. This may not be popular, and I'm not making a call about the mans' conscience of lack thereof, but one photo immediately (An instant) before striking the crowd shows that; One) His brake lights were on as tho he were trying to stop before hitting anyone. Two) His front window was partially smashed already, as can be plainly seen thru the back window, and that blow to his car may have panicked or distracted him, and prevented him from being aware of crowd in front of him. Now if I were his Lawyer, that is the case I would make in his defense, and regardless of what he did, or actually intended to do, I wonder if Prosecutor can make the case for "Beyond a Shadow of a Doubt"? Here is car with brake lights on just before hitting crowd. Damage to right side of front window is visible and already existing. This will raise some doubts about a man intent on ramming a crowd at full speed for greatest effect. Distracted after attack on him? The law is quite capricious, but this photo tells a story you can hang on the head of a pin. Just might save him, but politics will rule the day in the end.