Nichols — Next Phase

—- NPR's Mark Roberts reports from Denver on the beginning today of the penalty phase in the federal trial of Terry Nichols, who was convicted last week of conspiracy and manslaughter for the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. Prosecutors hope that testimony from family members of those who died in the bombing and from survivors will persuade the jury to impose the death penalty. The defense will argue that the jury already decided that Nichols does not deserve to die, because it convicted him of involuntary manslaughter, not premeditated murder, in the deaths of eight federal agents.



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