BY Alastair Jamieson and Gemma DiCasimirro
A 64-year-old driver has been charged with the attempted murder of 12 people at a Columbia, South Carolina cemetery after police say he deliberately struck a funeral crowd — but his potential motive remains unclear.
James Kester is scheduled to appear for his first bond hearing at 9 a.m. local time Thursday, NBC station WIS reported.
He is accused of intentionally driving his car into the 12 victims at a grave site at Greenlawn Memorial Park at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The victims, whose ages range from 11 to 78, were treated at local hospitals for non-life threatening injuries, Columbia Police Department said in a news release.