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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma / Bombing Trial / McVeigh and Kessinger #171482

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 18, 1997
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Denver: Tom Foreman) Moves by the lawyers for Timothy McVeigh to remove a government witness in the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, bombing trial featured; courtroom sketches shown while testimony from prosecution eyewitnesses Thomas Kessinger is recounted. [McVeigh's attorney Stephen JONES, federal prosecutor Scott MENDELOFF - comment on Kessinger's accounts.] (Artist: Becky Schultz)

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: Brian Ross) Kessinger's statements about the now infamous "John Doe No. 2," the man supposedly with McVeigh at the Kansas truck rental, reviewed; Doe sketch shown. [Last April, KESSINGER - says there was someone with him and it was not the Army guy.] Later FBI evidence that Todd Bunting was the man in Kessinger's mind identified as John Doe No. 2 quoted. [Former prosecutor Laura BREVETTI - says a recantation raises a red flag.] [MENDELOFF - comment on Kessinger's error.]

Foreman, Tom;
Jennings, Peter;
Ross, Brian

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