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Atlanta, Georgia / Courthouse Killings / Smith’s Story #783726

CNN Evening News for Sunday, Mar 13, 2005
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(Studio: Carol Lin) Yesterday’s arrest in Atlanta of Brian Nichols for killing several people after escaping from the courthouse where he was being led to trial for rape recalled. [At press conference, Nichols’s hostage Ashley SMITH†– recounts her ordeal with Nichols in her apartment; describes talking about her family & God; explains how Nichols let her leave and she called the police.]

(Studio: Carol Lin, Gary Tuchman) Smith’s account and her role in Nichols’s arrest discussed; details given of the murder of her husband 4 years ago, her chances to get away and Nichols’s rape trial. Last call question introduced.

(Studio: Carol Lin) Nichols’s rampage at the courthouse, where Deputy Cynthia Hall was beaten and Judge Rowland Barnes, court reporter Julie Brandau† and Deputy Hoyt Teasley† were killed, outlined.

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