Over the weekend, Peter was interviewed by a national news outlet while apparently marching with white nationalists, and on Monday he defended the alleged driver who plowed a vehicle into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing one. He was denied bond Monday on charges including second-degree murder, several counts of malicious wounding and one count of hit and run. The rally had been organised to protest planned removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E Lee. Heyer was one of the hundreds of counter-protestors who clashed with white supremacists in a series of rallies on Friday and Saturday.
Judge Downer explained that Fields could not be appointed a public defender as a relative of an someone working in the public defender's office had been injured in the crash.
The court appearance was conducted via video while Fields was in jail, according to USA Today.
"I was not surprised that violence and death was the outcome", she said.
The gathering came two days after a auto plowed through a group of people in Charlottesville, Va., as they were protesting a white supremacist rally.
One of the suspect's high school teachers in OH told member station WVXU that Fields "was intelligent and didn't cause trouble", but was "also deeply into Adolf Hitler and white supremacy".
"I include myself in that in forgiving the guy who did this", he said.
"I thought it had something to do with Trump", said Bloom.
"She's my only little girl" Heyer said, holding back tears.
The mom of accused white supremacist killer James Fields Jr. repeatedly called the cops on her son as a teen because he was so violent.
Fields told the court he earns $600 a week working for a private security company in Maumee, Ohio. "We were all together".