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March 5, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Timothy J. McVeigh's lawyers decided not to seek a delay in his trial, saying they believe the Oklahoma City bombing suspect can get a fair trial despite a newspaper story on his purported confession. The defense team made the decision after discussing options with McVeigh, and then meeting with U.S. District Judge Richard P. Matsch and prosecutors.
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February 28, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Oklahoma City bombing suspects Timothy J. McVeigh and Terry L. Nichols will be moved to a jail in Colorado in preparation for their Denver trial, their attorneys said. The date of their move and their destination were not yet known, attorneys Michael E. Tigar and Stephen Jones said after hearings in Oklahoma City before U.S. District Judge Richard P. Matsch.
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December 19, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Jurors in the Denver trial of Oklahoma City bombing defendant Terry L. Nichols deliberated for a third day without reaching a verdict. The jury made no communication of any kind after having asked for a list of witnesses on Wednesday. The panelists appeared tired as they went home for the night after about 20 hours of deliberations so far. U.S. District Judge Richard P. Matsch gave them the option of working a half-day today, which has been the normal schedule for Fridays during the trial.
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September 21, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Attorneys for Oklahoma City bombing suspect Terry L. Nichols are complaining about a newspaper report that their client was angered by the "murder" of Branch Davidians near Waco, Texas. Defense attorneys moved to blame the government for leaks of "critical" information and asked that those responsible be held in contempt. They asked U.S. District Judge Richard P. Matsch to order an investigation. Prosecutors denied the allegations.
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June 14, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A federal judge overseeing the Oklahoma City bombing case in Denver issued a gag order barring attorneys from making comments or releasing information that might interfere with a fair trial. But U.S. District Judge Richard P. Matsch stopped short of ordering an investigation into alleged leaks to the press of critical evidence and confidential information in the case. Timothy J. McVeigh and his Army friend, Terry L. Nichols, are awaiting trial for the bombing of the Alfred P.
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February 6, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Prosecutors will have to limit their use of hair, fiber and handwriting analyses in the Oklahoma City bombing trial, a judge ruled. Expert witnesses will be allowed to make comparisons but not draw conclusions about what the evidence shows, said U.S. District Judge Richard P. Matsch in Denver. The government wants to use such analyses to link defendants Timothy J. McVeigh and Terry L. Nichols to each other and to the 1995 federal building bombing.
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June 27, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Victims and relatives who will testify in the Oklahoma City bombing trial were barred from the courtroom by the judge, who said the mere sight of the two men accused of killing their loved ones could taint their testimony. U.S. District Judge Richard P. Matsch issued the ruling at the start of a three-day pretrial hearing on a defense move to have certain evidence thrown out.
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September 18, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
U.S. District Judge Richard P. Matsch, who had a liver transplant operation at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, was reported to be in fair and stable condition. Matsch, 71, who presided over the Oklahoma City bombing trials, was expected to remain in the hospital one or two weeks, officials said. Matsch was put on a waiting list for a transplant last year. He was hospitalized twice last month with infections caused by his liver disease.
NEWS
June 1, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
The first vote turned in by the jurors deliberating Terry L. Nichols' fate in the Oklahoma City bombing was 10 to 2 for acquittal, which prompted the two favoring conviction to demand a review of the evidence. Six days later, it was 9 to 3 for conviction. Nichols, 43, was convicted Dec. 23 of conspiracy and eight counts of involuntary manslaughter in the April 19, 1995, bombing that killed 168 people. He is to be sentenced Thursday in Denver.
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February 24, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Federal prosecutors urged a judge in a Denver courtroom to sentence Terry L. Nichols to life behind bars for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing, calling a defense motion seeking a four-year prison sentence "absurd." Prosecutor Sean Connelly petitioned U.S. District Judge Richard P. Matsch to hand Nichols the harshest possible penalty.
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