Charlottesville Attack Suspect Denied Bail

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20-year-old James Alex Fields Jr. has been charged with second-degree murder, three counts of malicious wounding and one count related to leaving the scene. After appearing in court today, he was denied bail.


Fields allegedly drove into a crowd of people protesting in Charlottesville, VA Saturday, killing Heather Heyer and injuring 19 others.

 

Via ABC News

The Saturday crash that killed Heather Heyer took place at a Unite the  Right rally spurred on by Charlottesville's plan to remove a Confederate  statue from a local park.

The rally was attended by neo-Nazis, skinheads and Ku Klux Klan members, and the white nationalists were met with hundreds of  counterprotesters, which led to street brawls and violent clashes.

Fields is accused of driving into the counterprotesters.

A former high school classmate of the suspect told ABC News that Fields had proclaimed himself a neo-Nazi and white supremacist.

Fields' mother, Samantha Bloom, told The Associated Press she knew her  son was attending a rally, but she thought it was a rally for President Donald Trump, not for white nationalists.

"I don't really talk to him about his political views," she said.


Fields' next court hearing is scheduled for August 25th.


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