Did McVeigh and Terry Nichols Act Alone in OKC?
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This paper discusses the widespread belief that Timothy McVeigh didn't act alone in blowing up the Oklahoma City federal building. The belief is that he and Nichols plotted the event with "others unknown." The paper looks at the evidence presented in court, including reports from eyewitnesses and the initial reaction from the government, that seems to back up this idea.
From the Paper:"Timothy McVeigh was convicted of setting off the April 19, 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, and his ex-Army buddy, Terry Nichol, was convicted of assisting him. McVeigh was sentenced to death; Nichols, to life imprisonment and a third man, Michael Fortier is serving a 12-year sentence for not warning authorities about the plot. As plans are being made for McVeigh's execution debates and lawsuits ensue over the public's right to see the closed-circuit broadcast planned for victims and relatives, some argue that a pervasive reason for not executing McVeigh is the loss of the possible opportunity in the future that he might be persuaded to name other accomplices."
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Did McVeigh and Terry Nichols Act Alone in OKC? (2001, June 27) Retrieved May 09, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/essay/did-mcveigh-and-terry-nichols-act-alone-in-okc-1898/
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