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McVeigh Appeal

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McVeigh Appeal

McVeigh Appeal

McVeigh Appeal

Only Available in Archive Formats.

NPR's Mark Roberts reports from Denver that lawyers for Timothy McVeigh today asked a federal appeals court to order a new trial for the convicted Oklahoma City bomber. They argued that pre-trial publicity biased jurors against McVeigh, and that the judge in the case should have dismissed a juror that may have been predisposed to convict McVeigh. Last year, a jury sentenced McVeigh to death for planning and executing the 1995 blast that killed 168 people and destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City.