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Oklahoma City National Memorial receives historic trial collection

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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK- The trial records for Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols were transferred to the Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum Thursday.

“This is an incredibly emotional experience. The files we are passing on to the Memorial today represent lives. They represent the precious people who lost their lives. They represent the families that live with the pain and suffering from that loss every day. They represent those who were injured; those who witnessed it. Those who investigated it and also the Judge who tried the case,” said Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater, who transferred the trial documents, exhibits and computer drives.

The bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995, killed 168 men, women and children. Nichols was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and conspiracy charges in the deaths of the eight federal law enforcement officials.  Nearly a decade after the bombing, the 2004 state trial sought justice for 160 persons and one unborn baby. This state trial involved the most murder charges – in one trial – in U.S. history.

“They are sacred files and this is sacred ground and they ought to be put together,” said Justice Steven Taylor, the trial judge and Vice Chair of the Oklahoma City Memorial Foundation. “They will be here forever.”

Nichols was convicted of 161 murder charges, conspiracy, and arson. He is serving life without parole.

Information provided by the Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum. 

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