Fulton County Superior Court Judge Rowland Barnes, a court reporter and sheriff’s deputy were killed in open court, and another person was wounded. The downtown area in Atlanta has been shutdown as police conduct a manhunt for the suspected killer Brian Nichols (inset). Follow the updates on the story here.
Jeff Quinton is live-blogging the story.
Update: Unbelievable! Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard said during a news conference that extra had been requested for today after deputies found a homemade metal weapon in Nichols’s shoe yesterday. Having already been caught attempting to bring a weapon into court, why wasn’t Nichols in shackles today?