Bail denied for man accused of murder in Charlottesville woman's death


The man accused of aiming his auto at a crowd of counter-demonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia, had his first court appearance Monday morning.

- A friend of the woman killed in Saturday's Charlottesville attack has raised a huge sum in her memory. Nineteen other people were hurt, with injuries ranging from serious to minor.

In a separate incident, authorities said a state police helicopter assisting public safety efforts with regard to the protests, crashed in a wooded area outside the city, killing two officers on board.

He's 20 years old, and he had traveled to Virginia from his home in Ohio.

Fields was held on suspicion of second-degree murder, malicious wounding and failure to stop in an accident that resulted in death. And the FBI is pursuing a civil rights investigation.

Rabbi Jeffrey Arnowitz from the Congregation Beth El also spoke and he said the gathering was not about politics, or hatred: "To love one another for who we truly are, to recognize our differences as beauty and to recognize we are much more the same than we are different!"

Many have called Fields' action domestic terrorism and want the case to be treated as such.

SAMANTHA BLOOM: I just knew he was going to a rally. He's a former teacher of James Fields. Notably, Fields also had been diagnosed with schizophrenia and had been prescribed anti-psychotics.

Fields was seated and wearing a black and white striped uniform.

What do you think of Fields? "He really believed in that stuff".

Derek Weimer, who teaches social studies at Randall K. Cooper High School, told CNN that Fields had "outlandish, very radical beliefs". But he thinks Fields found a community that fostered his pro-Nazi ideas. He was photographed demonstrating at the rally, carrying symbols of Vanguard America, a white nationalist group.

Mark Heyer said the only way to get through this tough time is to remember God teaches us to forgive. "Knowing what he did, it's kind of haunting now, you know". It's a teacher's worst nightmare.

Friday night protests. On Friday night, counter-protesters gathered around a statue of Thomas Jefferson and were surrounded by the members of the rallying groups before a brawl ensued. We are listening to a range of voices this morning reacting to the violence in Charlottesville. "I have talked with FBI Director Chris Wray, FBI agents on the scene, and law enforcement officials for the state of Virginia".