...On April 19, 1995, a truck bomb exploded outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people, and injuring 500. Timothy McVeigh was convicted of the bombing and sentenced to death...
..... a perfect, sun-drenched sping Oklahoma morning. A yellow Ryder Rental truck carefully made its way through the streets of downtown Oklahoma City. (pic)
Just after 9 am, the truck pulled into a curbside parking area outside the Alfred P. Murrah Building and the driver stepped down from the truck’s cab. Casually he walked away. A few minutes later, at 9:02, the truck’s deadly 4000-pound cargo blasted the government building with enough force to shatter one third of the seven-story structure to bits.
Long time Oklahoma Patrol officer Trooper Charlie Hanger was headed north on I-35. He was about 75 miles from the disaster area when he noticed a beat-up yellow 1977 Mercury Grand Marquis ... with no license plate.
He signalled the driver to pull over, parked and got out of his patrol car. Timothy McVeigh got out of the yellow junker and went to meet him.
McVeigh explained he'd just bought the car and it had no micense plate. When Hanger asked if he had insurance, registration, or a bill of sale McVeigh explained everything was being mailed to his address. Then he handed over his driver's license.
Hanger noticed a tell-tale bulge under McVeigh's jacket. "What's that?" the cop asked.
McVeigh cooly explained it was a gun, the trooper held his own weapon to McVeigh's head. Then Hanger confiscated the 9-mm Glock that McVeigh was packing, as well as an ammo clip and a knife.
Monday June 11th 2001 Federal Penitentiary in Terre Haute,IN
Federal officials declared the man responsible for the worst act of domestic terrorism in U.S. history was killed by lethal injection at 7:14 a.m. (8:14 a.m. EDT)
McVeigh, 33, was executed for the April 19, 1995, attack in Oklahoma City that killed 168 people and wounded hundreds more. It was the first federal execution since 1963.
Speaking from the White House briefing room about an hour and a half after the execution, President Bush told reporters that McVeigh "met the fate he chose for himself six years ago." Bush said, "Under the laws of our country the matter is concluded."Whatever the Truth was, died with him.