Timothy Mcveigh Case Study

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On April 19,1995, at 9:02 a.m., anti-government militant Timothy McVeigh rented a truck packed with explosives and detonated it in front of the nine-story Alfred P. Murrah Federal building in downtown Oklahoma City. The explosion blew off the building's north wall. The bomb destroyed one-third of the building. Rescue efforts were taken up by state, federal, and local law enforcements. A lot of the donations were received from across the country. 665 rescue workers responded to the bomb site. Michael and Lori Fortier were identified as accomplices. Timothy was a gulf war veteran. Mcveigh was motivated by his hatred toward the federal government and his anger by its handling of the waco siege and ruby ridge case. The investigation was named OKBOMB. The FBI conducted over 28,000 interviews, had 3.5 tons of evidence, and they collected about 1 …show more content…

Where did McVeigh and Nichols get the materials to make the bomb? They either stole the materials or they bought them. After they bought or stole the materials, they stored the materials in sheds they rented. On September 30, 1994 Nichols bought forty 50 lb. bags of of ammonium nitrate from a Mid- Kansas Coop in McPherson Kansas. That much fertilizer could fertilize 4.25 acres of farmland at a rate of 160 lbs of nitrogen per acre that is the amount commonly used for corn.
On October 18, 1994 Nichols bought an additional 50 lb. bag. At that point, McVeigh asked Fortier to assist on the bombing project, but Fortier refused. Later that month they robbed a gun collector named Robert E. Moore in his home. They stole $60,000 worth of guns, gold, silver, and jewels. They also stole his van. To cover up his tracks, McVeigh wrote a letter telling Moore that the the robbery was committed by Government agents. October of 1994, Mcveigh showed Fortier and his wife the diagram he had drawn of the bomb he wanted to

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