Efforts by a local DA and criticism by the Georgia Legislature, the public and the legal community weren't enough to drive Superior Court Senior Judge Hilton M. Fuller Jr. off the Brian Nichols case. But an unguarded comment to a reporter about the courthouse shooting case torpedoed Fuller's role in the matter. Fuller stepped aside Wednesday, saying the case would only suffer if he remained after a New Yorker article quoted the judge as saying of Nichols that "everyone in the world knows he did it."
Judge Recuses From Courthouse Shooting Trial Following Remarks in Magazine Article
January 31, 2008