Category: Terry Nichols

Nichols’ lawyers: FBI withheld documents

WASHINGTON – Terry Nichols‘ attorneys say more than a dozen FBI documents that raise the possibility of additional accomplices in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing weren’t turned over by state prosecutors or the federal government for Nichols’ murder trial defense. The documents, which were cited in a recent series of Associated Press stories, include two 1990s teletypes from then-FBI Director Louis Freeh’s office citing possible connections between Timothy McVeigh and a gang of white supremacist bank robbers, the lawyers said. Nichols, already in federal prison, began trial this month on Oklahoma state murder charges alleging he assisted McVeigh in building

Terry Nichols’ lawyers ready defense for Oklahoma trial

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) – Attorneys for Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols will try to keep him out of the state’s death chamber by claiming he was the fall guy for a shadowy group of conspirators. To make the point, they plan to call a rogue’s gallery of witnesses – including an inmate who spent time on death row with Timothy McVeigh and a member of a gang of white supremacist bank robbers. Already serving time in federal prison, Nichols goes on trial Monday on state murder charges for the bombing that killed 168 people at the Alfred P. Murrah

Okla. Bomb Conspirator’s Ex-Wife Testifies

Associated Press, May 5, 2003 Tim Talley, Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY – Two days before the Oklahoma City bombing, conspirator Terry Nichols called a U.S. senator’s office to complain about the fiery end to the Branch Davidian siege in Texas, an aide to the lawmaker testified Monday. “He was very stern and told us about his thinking on the matter,” said Lee Ellen Alexander, who worked for then-Sen. Nancy Kassebaum Baker of Kansas. The testimony came at a preliminary hearing to determine whether there is enough evidence to try Nichols on 160 state murder charges that could bring the