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This Day in Georgia History

November 07, 2008

Brian Nichols Convicted

A Fulton County jury convicted Brian Nichols on all 54 counts he faced for the March 11, 2005 murder of four people. Nichols overpowered a security guard at the courthouse where he was on trial for rape (in 2005), killed the judge and a court reporter, then a deputy as he fled, then an off duty federal agent later in the evening, before taking a woman hostage north of Atlanta. He pled not guilty because of mental illness, but was convicted on all counts.