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Charlottesville vehicle attack suspect remains behind bars as judge denies bail

Charlottesville vehicle attack suspect remains behind bars as judge denies bail”

The man who is accused of ramming his vehicle into a crowd of protesters Saturday during a Virginia white supremacist rally had flunked the U.S. Army's basic training program two years prior, the Army said.

A Virginia judge on Monday declined to set bail for James Alex Fields Jr., the 20-year-old OH man accused of second-degree murder and other charges for allegedly plowing his auto into a crowd of counter-protesters near the scene of a white supremacist rally in Virginia.

James Fields, 20, of OH, didn't enter a plea on Monday during an appearance in his jail cell before a Virginia judge.

James Fields Jr. has been charged with second degree murder in the incident.

The resolution comes after a man rammed his auto through a crowd of people protesting against a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday.

Mr. Fields attended high school in northern Kentucky and eventually settled near Toledo, Ohio.

Fields, clad in a black-and-white striped uniform, appeared via video link for the hearing.

The judge informed Fields that he could not be defended by the Charlottesville Public Defender's Office because a relative of someone who works for the office had been involved in the incident, without being more specific. He briefly responded to questions from Judge Robert Downer, replying "No, sir", when asked if he had any ties to the Charlottesville community.

The judge appointed Charles Weber to represent Fields. He described Fields as being "fairly quiet", "smart", and also an open admirer of Adolf Hitler and the Nazis.

Fields had been photographed hours earlier with a shield bearing the emblem of Vanguard America, one of the hate groups that took part in the "take America back" campaign to protest the removal of a Confederate statue. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced late Saturday that federal authorities would pursue a civil rights investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

"He would say things that had that bent to it", Weimer told ABC News of Fields' interest in Nazism.

"As a result he was never awarded a military occupational skill, nor was he assigned to a unit outside of basic training", he said.

"I just told him to be careful", she said, adding she warned him that if there were protests "to make sure he's doing it peacefully".



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