posted on May, 26 2004 @ 02:42 PM
The accused conspirator in the April 9th 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, Terry Nichols, has been found guilty by a jury on all counts against him. He is
charged with 161 counts of first-degree murder, conspiracy, and aid in placing a bomb. He is expected to face the death penalty.
Jury deliberations took less than five hours, having commenced at 9am this morning.
Nichols is already serving a life sentence in federal prison for conspiracy charges and eight counts of manslaughter in the deaths of eight federal
agents who died in the Alfred P. Murrah Federal building bombing. Today's verdict wrapped up a two month long Oklahoma state trial.
He will face sentencing beginning on June 1st at 10am. The jury will decide between life in prison, life in prison without parole, or the death
penalty via lethal injection. Sentencing is expected to take several weeks to complete.
168 people died in the bombing of the Murrah building, including 19 children. At 9:02am on April 19, 1995, a Ryder truck containing an estimated 5000
lbs of ammomium nitrate exploded outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, tearing the facade of the 9-story building off.
Nichols' conspiritor in the bombing, Timothy McVeigh, was executed in 2001.
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