Brian Nichols was convicted Friday of murdering four people in a shooting rampage that began at a courthouse in Atlanta, Georgia. The jury next must decide whether he should be executed for his crimes.
I will never forget anchoring my newscast on March 11, 2005, and the 26 hours that followed. I wasn't going to be getting much sleep for two reasons: CNN's ongoing coverage and worrying that a suspected killer was on the loose in my city.
A grand jury indicted two men Wednesday in the 2001 stabbing death of Daniel McFarland Smith, husband of the woman hailed as a hero for turning in a man accused of killing a judge and three other people in Atlanta.
Following the lead of Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, two other law enforcement groups said Wednesday that they would pay thousands of dollars in reward money to Ashley Smith, the woman hailed as a hero for bringing a peaceful end to the manhunt for Brian Nichols.
Brian Nichols -- who became the subject of the largest manhunt in Georgia history after a deadly courthouse rampage last Friday -- will make an initial court appearance Tuesday morning at the Fulton County Jail, authorities said.
The woman held hostage by Atlanta courthouse shooting suspect Brian Nichols gained his trust by talking with him for hours and spoke of her 5-year-old daughter in a bid to win his sympathy, she told reporters Sunday.
Suspected Atlanta courthouse killer Brian Nichols, who is expected to appear in court as soon as Monday, is "defiant" and "kind of proud of his activities," Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard said.
Fulton County Superior Court Judge Rowland W. Barnes told attorneys Thursday that he was concerned rape suspect Brian Nichols could pose a danger if he was convicted, the suspect's attorney said Friday evening.