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Atlanta, Georgia / Courthouse Killings / Nichols Arrest #783610

CNN Evening News for Saturday, Mar 12, 2005
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(Studio: Carol Lin) Yesterday’s shooting by Brian Nichols at an Atlanta courthouse, where a judge, a court reporter and a deputy were killed, and the belief that a fourth man is dead recalled; surveillance video shown of Nichols.

(Atlanta: Gary Tuchman) The capture of Nichols in an Atlanta suburb featured; scenes shown from the apartment complex; photo shown of David Wilhelm†, whom police believe was also killed by Nichols. [Gwinnett County police Chief Charles WALTERS†, Gwinnett County Commission chairman Charles BANNISTER†- describe the call from the hostage and Nichols’s surrender.] The charges against Nichols and the status of his rape trial explained.

(Studio: Carol Lin) Report introduced.

(Atlanta: Kay Flowers) The tension for the residents of the Bridgewater apartments where Nichols took refuge featured; scenes shown. [From local TV, Gwinnett County police officer Darren MOLONEY†- warns people to stay inside.] [Witness Latonya GATHING†, onlooker Ernie CASH†- react.]

(Studio: Carol Lin) Report introduced.

(Atlanta: Randi Kaye) Mistakes made in the manhunt for Nichols reviewed; surveillance video shown of Nichols in a downtown parking garage; details given of the search for a car that turned out to be parked in the garage. [MAN, Atlanta police Chief Richard PENNINGTON††– comment on the mistaken belief that Nichols left in a stolen Honda.] [Former FBI agent Harold COPUS††- comments on the failure of the police to search the entire garage.]

(Studio: Carol Lin) Relief in Atlanta following Nichols’s arrest featured. [Residents WOMAN, MAN, Tony McCREER‡– comment, wonder about security.] [Fulton County Sheriff Myron FREEMAN††- states there will be a review of security.]

Lin, Carol;
Tuchman, Gary;
Flowers, Kay;
Kaye, Randi

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