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Oklahoma Jury Debates Death for Nichols

The state jury that convicted Terry Nichols of murder deliberated for a second day on Thursday without reaching a decision on whether to execute the Oklahoma City bombing conspirator or spare his life. The jury has the option of sending Nichols to die by lethal injection or sentencing him to life in prison for his role in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, which killed 168 people. They will resume deliberations on Friday morning. The jury deliberated for about five hours on Wednesday and for another seven on Thursday. It took the same jury about five hours to convict Nichols of murder last month. Nichols, 49, is already serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole after being convicted on federal charges of manslaughter and conspiracy in the deaths of eight U.S. officers in the 1995 blast. If the Oklahoma jury decides that Nichols should be executed, federal and state officials will then decide which sentence should be enforced. Full Story

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