Charlottesville attack suspect denied bail

ABC News(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) -- The man who allegedly drove into a group of people who were protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, Saturday, killing a woman and injuring several others, was denied bail Monday morning as he secures an attorney.

James Alex Fields Jr., 20, is charged with second-degree murder, three counts of malicious wounding and one count related to leaving the scene.

Fields, who attended his arraignment via closed-circuit video, apparently has no ties to Charlottesville.

Monday he received a court-appointed attorney who could ask for another bond hearing before Fields' next scheduled court hearing Aug. 25.

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.

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