Timothy Mcveigh Oklahoma City Bombing

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April 19th, 1995, a truck bomb exploded outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (“Oklahoma City Bombing", 2009). The bombing killed 168 people, including 19 children and infants, and 650 more injured (“Oklahoma City Bombing", 2009). The bombing damaged or destroyed over 300 buildings near the bomb sight (“Oklahoma City Bombing", 2009). The man responsible for this horrendous event was man by the name of Timothy McVeigh ("Timothy McVeigh Biography", 2016).
Timothy McVeigh was your normal run of the mill citizen, growing up in the typical working class environment in rural New York, and joining the Army in 1988 ("Timothy McVeigh Biography", 2016). McVeigh was a model soldier even earning a Bronze Star during the Persian Gulf War ("Timothy McVeigh Biography", 2016). He dropped out of …show more content…

Only hours after the deadly blast, McVeigh and a friend, Terry Nichols, were pulled over by the OK State Police for a license plate violation ("Timothy McVeigh Biography", 2016). McVeigh was arrested on that stop for carrying a concealed weapon; unbeknownst to the trooper of the heinous crime he had just committed ("Timothy McVeigh Biography", 2016). An eyewitness to the bombing led authorities to McVeigh who was charged just prior to being released from jail on his gun charges (“Oklahoma City Bombing", 2009). That same day, Nichols surrendered to authorities in Kansas (“Oklahoma City Bombing", 2009). At the sight of the bombing, parts of the Ryder truck were found and was traced back to the renter, Robert King, which was an alias used for McVeigh (Saferstein, 2011). The rental agreement for the truck and McVeigh’s driver’s license both used the home address of Terry Nichols (Saferstein, 2011). McVeigh’s fingerprints were also located on the receipt for 2,000 pounds of ammonium nitrate, which was used to make the explosives (Saferstein,

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