June 12, 2001 |
With rare exceptions, the world watched with horror and disbelief Monday as U.S. authorities inflicted the ultimate penalty on America's most notorious terrorist. The execution of Timothy J. McVeigh was widely viewed from abroad as a vengeful throwback to a less civilized era. Even in Eastern Europe, where death penalty proponents are a majority, the manner of McVeigh's demise drew reproach for the ghoulish media attention and public curiosity surrounding it.
June 2, 2001 |
On their face, many of the more than 4,000 pages of FBI files recently given to defense attorneys in the Oklahoma City bombing case seem clearly worthless. But also buried in these dozens of boxes are personal letters from convicted mass killer Timothy J. McVeigh, an interview with his father and other witness statements--nuggets that McVeigh's attorneys might have found useful in preparing his defense. The value of the new material lies at the heart of McVeigh's fate.
May 24, 2001 |
Timothy J. McVeigh's attorney said he received several hundred more pages of FBI materials Wednesday. The disclosure was the first indication the FBI has found hundreds more documents since it first admitted two weeks ago that it had discovered 3,135 pages that were supposed to have been given to McVeigh's lawyers before his trial. Nathan Chambers, McVeigh's attorney, said Wednesday's delivery was the fourth since the FBI disclosed that it had turned up new documents.
May 17, 2001 |
The FBI has unearthed still more documents in the Oklahoma City bombing investigation, despite ordering its agents 16 times in recent years to turn over "everything and anything" connected to the case, Director Louis J. Freeh disclosed Wednesday. An embarrassed Freeh, in his first public comments on a controversy that has forced the postponement of Timothy J.
May 16, 2001 |
Outgoing FBI Director Louis J. Freeh, under fire over the mishandling of thousands of pages of documents in the Oklahoma City bombing, plans to ask Congress today for tens of millions of dollars in new funds to plug holes in the agency's outdated computer technology, according to documents obtained by The Times. The request underscores what will likely be the FBI's main defense in the unfolding controversy over the Timothy J.
May 11, 2001 |
Federal law enforcement officials revealed Thursday that they had found about 3,000 pages of FBI materials that had been mislaid in the Oklahoma City bombing case, and defense attorneys for Timothy J. McVeigh immediately said they hope to win a stay of his execution scheduled in just five days.