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Oklahoma Victims Weep as Nichols Convicted of Murder

Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols was found guilty in a state court on Wednesday of 161 counts of murder in the bombing of a federal building almost a decade ago in a crime that rocked America’s sense of domestic security. Nichols stared at the judge and showed no expression when the verdict was read. Family members of the victims shared tears and hugs among themselves and Oklahoma County prosecutors once Nichols was whisked out of the court room. Nichols, 49, could face the death penalty when the same jury starts a penalty phase that is scheduled to begin next Tuesday. The jury will decide whether Nichols will be executed or given a life sentence, and court sources said the penalty phase could take about two weeks. The verdict was delivered about five hours after the six men and six women on the jury began deliberations in the two month-long trial. Full Story

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