Attorneys for accused Fulton County Courthouse shooter Brian G. Nichols tried a couple of last-ditch efforts to put off his long-delayed trial on Tuesday, only to be assured that neither a new location for the trial nor their pending motion to have the Fulton County prosecutors booted from the case will postpone jury selection set to begin Thursday.

A politely adamant Cobb County Superior Court Judge James G. Bodiford also pledged to adhere to his planned six-day-a-week schedule for conducting the trial, offering in exchange the “carrot” of a less demanding trial calendar should the jury selection process move along rapidly.

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