CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Wearing a black and white jumpsuit and with his hands and legs shackled, University of Virginia shooting suspect Christopher Darnell Jones Jr. appeared for a status hearing Thursday in Albemarle County General District Court, where his preliminary hearing was set for March 30.
Jones, 22, is accused in the shooting deaths of UVa football players Lavel Davis Jr., Devin Chandler and D’Sean Perry on a bus after the group returned to Charlottesville from a class field trip in Washington, D.C., late on Nov. 13. A fourth football player, Mike Hollins, was shot in the back and hospitalized. He was released from the hospital on Nov. 21. Another student, Marlee Morgan, was also injured in the attack.
Jones was arrested in Henrico County the next day and charged with three counts of second-degree murder, two counts of malicious wounding and five counts of using a handgun in the commission of a felony. He was denied bond last month.
Jones, who physically appeared in court for the first time, was represented by public defender Liz Murtagh, who declined comment.
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