CHARLOTTEVILLE, Va. - The man police say intentionally drove a car into a crowd of protestors in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday was denied bail by a judge in court Monday morning.
The incident took place Saturday afternoon, a few hours after violent clashes between white supremacists and counter protesters. The suspect, James Alex Fields, Jr. 20, is from Ohio. He faces second-degree murder charges for the death of 32-year-old Heather Heyer, who was killed in the attack.
Officials said the charges Fields face could change as their investigation develops.
Twenty other people were also hurt in the incident, which targeted a crowd of people gathered to peacefully protest against a white nationalist group.
Fields, who did not physically appear in court but by video link, was denied bail Monday morning.
Video outside the courthouse showed two white nationalists arguing with counter-protesters, stating the counter-protesters sparked the violence first. Arguments outside the courthouse remained peaceful.
Fields was scheduled to be back in court on Aug. 25 at 11 a.m., though his attorney could request a new bond hearing before then.