Alpharetta lies in Fulton County, in northern Georgia. Alpharetta was originally founded as a camp facility, and was called the New Prospect Camp Ground until 1858. Today, Alpharetta is home to over 65,000 residents who enjoy its many attractions, including the Verizon Wireless Ampitheater, the Big Creek Greenway, Wills Park, and North Point Mall. In addition, Alpharetta has a thriving economy, and is home to numerous high-tech corporations, such as Lucent, IBM, AT&T, General Electric, and Hewlett-Packard.
Recently, Judge James G. Bodiford of the Atlanta Superior Court sentenced Brian G. Nichols to multiple life terms with no chance of parole for crimes he committed while trying to escape from the downtown courthouse in March, 2005. Nichols did not receive the death penalty because the jury could not reach a unanimous decision, as Georgia law requires to impose that punishment. Nichols confessed to four homicides, but claimed he was insane at the time and acted under the belief that he was a slave rebelling against his masters. Prosecutors, however, asserted that Nichols was not insane, and made up the story to evade the death penalty. Since Nichols’ 2005 rampage, judges, lawyers and other state court officials have re-evaluated and heightened courthouse security policies.
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