Courthouse Shooting Suspect Is A Father

Suspect's baby born days before courthouse rampage

Accused Atlanta courthouse shooter Brian Nichols is also a new father. Three days before he allegedly went on a shooting rampage that left four people dead, Nichols' girlfriend gave birth to his child.

Sonya Meredith says Nichols repeatedly told her in the weeks leading up to the attacks that he wanted to be with the child -- perhaps an indication of a possible motive for last Friday's shootings.

Nichols was on trial for a second time for allegedly raping and holding an ex-girlfriend hostage when he allegedly escaped and killed four people.