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State Prosecutors Call Nichols Partner in Terrorism

Oklahoma prosecutors called Terry Nichols a partner in terrorism in opening statements on Monday in a state murder case against the man who is already serving a federal life sentence for his role in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Nichols, 48. He was convicted in 1997 on charges of manslaughter and conspiracy in the deaths of eight federal officers among the 168 people killed in the April 19, 1995, bombing and was given a life sentence without the possibility of parole. Nichols’ former army buddy, Timothy McVeigh, was executed in a federal death chamber after being convicted of setting off the bomb that destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. “They were partners and their business was terrorism,” said Lou Keel, a prosecutor for Oklahoma City. Full Story

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