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Prosecutors: Nichols Was Oklahoma City Bomb Driving Force

Prosecutors on Monday called conspirator Terry Nichols a bigger force in the 1995 bombing Oklahoma City federal building bombing than executed bomber Timothy McVeigh as they sought the death sentence for Nichols at his state trial. In his closing argument, prosecutor Lou Keel said Nichols bore greater responsibility for the bombing than his former Army buddy and triggerman, McVeigh, because he financed the deadly blast and procured key components for the bomb that destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. “He contributed more than Timothy McVeigh,” Keel told the court. “It was him, he had the money.” Prior to closing arguments, Judge Steven Taylor ruled prosecutors may seek the death penalty if jurors find Nichols guilty of any of the 161 first-degree murder counts against him. Full Story

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