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Atlanta, Georgia / Courthouse Killings / Judges Security / Lefkow Case #783132

NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 11, 2005
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Atlanta: Don Teague) The manhunt for Brian Nichols†, who is accused of killing Judge Rowland Barnes††, a court reporter & a deputy at an Atlanta courthouse, featured; scenes shown from the Fulton County Courthouse. [Fulton County Judge Craig SCHWALL†, attorney Renee ROCKWELL†, TV reporter Dennis O’HARE‡, “Atlanta Journal-Constitution” reporter Don O’BRIANT†, Governor Sonny PERDUE†- react.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(New York: Ron Allen) The risk of retaliation against judges because of their rulings examined; footage shown of the 1992 incident when George Lott†† shot Judge Clyde Ashworth†† & others at a Fort Worth, Texas, courthouse. [In 1992, ASHWORTH – reacts.] [Federal Bar Assn. Tom SCHUCK†, John Jay College professor Robert McCRIE†- comment on courthouse security.] [Former New York judge Leslie Crocker SNYDER††- comments on police protection.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) DNA positively linking Bart Ross to the murder of Judge Joan Lefkow’s family in Chicago noted.

Williams, Brian;
Teague, Don;
Allen, Ron

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