A man has pleaded not guilty to federal hate crime charges in a deadly car attack on a crowd of protesters opposing a white nationalist rally.
James Alex Fields Jr. of Maumee, Ohio, made his initial appearance Thursday during a brief hearing in U.S. District Court in Charlottesville after being charged last week with 30 federal crimes in the Aug. 12 attack that killed 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injured dozens more. He also is charged under Virginia law with murder and other crimes.
Fields wore a gray striped jumpsuit and sat quietly, giving brief answers to the judge's questions. His attorneys made no request for bail.