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Defense Rests Case at Nichols Trial

Defense attorneys rested their case Thursday at the trial of Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols, who faces state murder charges that could carry a potential death penalty. Nichols’ attorneys questioned 96 witnesses over 11 days in a case that was shortened when Judge Steven Taylor limited the defense’s ability to offer evidence of alternative suspects in the bombing, which killed 168 people. Prosecutors rested their case April 30 after questioning 151 witnesses over 29 days. They planned to question at least a dozen more witnesses to rebut defense testimony. Closing arguments are tentatively scheduled to begin Monday afternoon. Full Story

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