Eight days before the murder trial of accused Fulton County Courthouse shooter Brian G. Nichols is scheduled to resume, the defense team has told the trial judge that explosive allegations against the assistant district attorney who prosecuted Nichols for rape should disqualify the entire Fulton district attorney’s office from prosecuting their client.

In a pre-trial hearing Wednesday, Nichols’ defense lawyer Henderson Hill asked Judge James G. Bodiford to postpone the trial so that the defense can investigate its own allegations of “criminal conduct” by former Fulton Assistant District Attorney Gayle Abramson Csehy. Jury selection is slated to begin July 10.

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