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Nichols Defense Says Bomb Case Based on Speculation

Oklahoma’s effort to convict Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols of murder is based on bad science, speculation and circumstantial evidence, a defense attorney said in closing arguments on Tuesday. In a prosecution rebuttal that lasted longer than its closing arguments, Oklahoma County prosecutor Sandra Elliott said there were too many coincidences linking Nichols to the bombing of a federal building that killed 168 people in April 1995. Nichols, 49, is already serving a life sentence without possibility of parole for a conviction in federal court in the deaths of eight federal officials in the blast. He could face the death penalty if he is convicted of murder in Oklahoma. The state court jury will start deliberations on Wednesday morning. Full Story

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