February 11, 2001 |
When he was sentenced to death four summers ago, armed federal marshals flew him away to prison. They took him by helicopter high up over the Colorado Rockies. His hands and feet were shackled but his eyes rarely left the window. He could see the mountain streams coursing, the deer and elk running free. He smiled. "Just let me out," he said. "Give me a head start." For Timothy James McVeigh, the race is almost over. This spring he is scheduled to die for the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P.