Witness in Nichols case beaten

ATLANTA - Police say inmates at Fulton County Jail beat a witness in the trial of accused Fulton County Courthouse shooter Brian Nichols Tuesday, after the man testified for the prosecution.

Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Tracy Flanagan says Willie Tiller, a former cellmate of Nichols, suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Tiller testified for the prosecution in the Nichols trial Tuesday. He told a jury Nichols was angry at the judge in his 2005 rape case. Tiller is serving a 10-year sentence for armed robbery.

Flanagan would not comment further, citing a gag order.

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