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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma / Bombing / McVeigh Case / Stay of Execution #197293

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 31, 2001
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Terre Haute, IN: Dean Reynolds) Announcement that convicted Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, bomber Timothy McVeigh will appeal for a stay of his execution so his lawyers can review the delayed FBI evidence featured; Denver courtroom sketches shown. [McVeigh attorneys BURR, Robert NIGH - state McVeigh's decision and add we may argue he had an unfair trial.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings, Jeffrey Toobin) The key factors in the legal appeal for a stay of execution discussed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Denver: Bill Redeker) The background of Judge Richard Matsch, who will hear the McVeigh appeal, presented. [Defense attorney David LANE - assesses Matsch's approach to due process that could even lead to an overthrow of the death sentence.] [Former federal prosecutor Greg GRAF - says Matsch will push for compliance to the law.]

NOTE: Intermittent local weather bulletins on screen.

Jennings, Peter;
Redeker, Bill;
Reynolds, Dean;
Toobin, Jeffrey

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