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Suspect in deadly UVA football shooting appears in court


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A University of Virginia student accused of fatally shooting three UVA football players and wounding two other students has made his first in-person appearance in court. Christopher Darnell Jones Jr. was led into a hearing wearing handcuffs, leg irons and a striped jail jumpsuit on Thursday. He sat quietly as his public defender, a prosecutor and a judge scheduled his preliminary hearing for March 30. That’s when witnesses will testify about last month’s shootings, which happened on a bus as students returned to campus from a field trip. If the judge finds probable cause that Jones committed the killings, the case will go to a grand jury.

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