The judge presiding over the case of accused courthouse shooter Brian Nichols says he is stepping down from the case.
Superior Court Judge Hilton Fuller announced his decision in a letter to Doris Downs, the chief judge for Fulton County Superior Court.
He cited recent media reports referring to a quote in a magazine article attributed to him in which he allegedly asserted that Brian Nichols was guilty. The article by Jeffrey Toobin appeared in the New Yorker.
He was in a difficult and thankless job, but I still think he could have handled it better anyway.