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The Charlottesville attacker was denied bail at court

James Alex Fields Jr., the Ohio man accused of intentionally ramming his car into a crowd of anti-racist demonstrators Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, appeared in court Monday to face his charges at a bail hearing. He was denied bail, assigned a court-appointed attorney, and scheduled for another hearing later this month.

The vehicle attack killed one woman, 32-year-old Heather Heyer, and injured 19 other people. Fields has been charged with second-degree murder as well as three counts of malicious wounding and one count of fleeing the scene of his car wreck. He is also central to a Justice Department civil rights investigation of the violence in Charlottesville this past weekend.