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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma / Bombing Anniversary / The Evidence and The Defense #165848

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 18, 1996
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(Oklahoma City: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Tim O'Brien) The evidence in the prosecution's case against Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols, the suspects in the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, bombing, outlined: the truck rental, fingerprints, nitrate purchases and fragments, Michael Fortier's implicating testimony and the motive of avenging the standoff at Waco. [Georgetown University law center professor Paul ROTHSTEIN - cites the weight of circumstantial evidence.] Various scenes shown from the bombing. [Earlier, President CLINTON - promises to convict the culprits.]

(Oklahoma City: Peter Jennings) The movement of the trial from Oklahoma to Denver noted.

(Denver: John McWethy) The arguments to be put forth by the defense outlined: conflicting eyewitness accounts, McVeigh's behavior upon being stopped by police, the failure to find John Doe No. 2. [Former McVeigh attorney John COYLE - comments on the seriousness of the charges against McVeigh; says the government may have a hard time with the case.] [McVeigh attorney Stephen JONES - indicates that the witnesses' descriptions do not fit McVeigh.] [Holding up sign, Nichols attorney Michael TIGAR - says "Terry Nichols wasn't there."] Defense photograph sessions of McVeigh shown.

Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
O'Brien, Tim

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