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Jury Selection Begins in Trial Of Terry Nichols

Okla. Seeks Death Penalty For Role in 1995 Bombing. An Oklahoma state judge began questioning potential jurors behind closed doors Monday for the state murder trial of Terry Lynn Nichols, who is already serving a life sentence in federal prison for the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. Judge Steven Taylor, prosecutors and defense lawyers quizzed prospective jurors individually about their knowledge of Nichols’s involvement in the bombing of the Edward P. Murrah Federal Building, which killed 168 people. Nichols has already been convicted in federal court in connection with the bombing, and jurors were asked whether they could put that knowledge aside and weigh the evidence in this new trial impartially. For some, the answer was no. About 160 jurors were called, and only 34 were questioned Monday. Jury selection could take two weeks. Full Story

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