Nuwaubians distribute fliers in Newton
Leaflets contain information on case against Malachi York
Macon Telegraph/December, 27, 2002
By Rob Peecher
Covington -- Though Malachi York's trial was moved to Newton
County because of pre-trial publicity, some of his followers are
trying to get their view of the case to potential jurors before
Since Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge William A.
Prior announced four weeks ago that he was moving the trial to
Newton County, Nuwaubians have been handing out fliers and leaving
tabloid newspapers on car windshields in downtown Covington and at
area shopping centers.
The fliers contain information and opinions mostly about Putnam
County Sheriff Howard Sills and the case against York, the leader
of the United Nuwaubian Nation of Moors. York, who was arrested in
May by the FBI, is charged in a 208-count state indictment with
sexually abusing children.
District Attorney Fred Bright, who is prosecuting York and the
woman referred to as his "main wife," Kathy Johnson, said the
flier and newspaper appear to be intended to sway potential