A University of North Carolina graduate accused of trying to kill people by driving through a crowded campus plaza appeared briefly in court today.

Mohammed Taheri-azar appeared with his court-appointed lawyer, James Williams. His desire to represent himself wasn't discussed.

Orange County District Court Judge Alonzo Coleman also didn't discuss the $5.5 million bail ordered for the man.

A probable cause hearing is scheduled for next Friday.

The 22-year-old Taheri-azar is charged with trying to kill nine people by driving a rented Jeep Cherokee through a pedestrian mall on March 3. No one was seriously injured.