Mark Bridger appears before Caernarfon Crown Court via video link. He is wearing a black jumper and glasses and is sat calmly and very still listening to proceedings.
The man accused of murdering missing five-year-old April Jones will appear in court today.
Former lifeguard Mark Bridger, 46, is accused of abducting and killing April, who was last seen near her home on the Bryn-y-Gog estate in the mid-Wales town of Machynlleth more than a week ago.
Bridger also faces charges of unlawfully disposing of and concealing her body with intent to pervert the course of justice.
He will appear at Caernarfon Crown Court after being remanded in custody earlier this week by magistrates in Aberystwyth, when the police van carrying him was attacked and he was sworn at by an angry crowd.
Mountain rescue teams have contributed an estimated 9,250 hours to the search for missing five-year-old April Jones, the equivalent of one person working more than five years.
The search for missing April Jones will continue today - a week after she went missing near her home on the Bryn-y-Gog estate in the mid-Wales town of Machynlleth.
Last night local residents paid tribute to the missing Welsh schoolgirl by lighting lanterns in her honour. Daybreak's Katy Fawcett reports.
Resident of Machynlleth released dozens of lanterns and balloons this evening to remember April Jones - the five-year-old who went missing from this town exactly a week ago.
Chinese lanterns have been lit in Machynlleth, mid-Wales, in memory of April Jones, who went missing last Monday evening.
A man was charged with the murder and abduction of five-year-old April Jones at Aberystwyth Magistrates' Court today.
Mark Bridger, 46, spoke only to confirm his details and appeared tearful when the charges were read out to him.
Crowds gathered outside the court to shout and jeer as Mr Bridger was driven away.
ITV News' correspondent Geraint Vincent reports from Machynlleth, mid-Wales: