Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law

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OSJCL Amici: Views from the Field

Atlanta Courthouse Shooting Trial Underway

After years of delays and nine weeks to select a jury of eight women and four men, the trial of accused Atlanta Courthouse shooter Brian Nichols got underway under high security Monday. Nichols has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity for killing a judge, court reporter and sheriff's deputy at the Fulton County Courthouse and a federal agent later that day. Defense attorneys claim Nichols is so deluded that he believed he was a slave carrying out a rebellion.

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