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While in Kingman he began to experiment with explosives.He scouted various federal buildingsto select a target.It is during this time that he becomes more involved with Andreas Strassmeierand Dennis Mahon making the first of three trips to Oklahoma City to investigate possiblebombing targets [Fam15].Andreas Strassmeier was the leader of Elohim City which based itselfas a training ground for the white supremacist movement.Dennis Mahon was the founder of theWhite Aryan Resistance and later convicted of bombing a diversity office in Scottsdale, AZ.Terry Nichols was also a major accomplice in the plot.Nichols helped build the bomb and
transport material for McVeigh. Nichols continued to assist in the bombing plans right up to theday before the explosion.Nichols drove to Oklahoma City with McVeigh on April 16 to stationa getaway car.Two days later, he helped McVeigh load explosives from a Kansas storage unitinto the Ryder truck, and then met McVeigh near Geary Lake, Kansas, to assist in mixing theingredients [Fam15].In December 1997, a federal jury in Colorado convicted Nichols of conspiring to bomb afederal building and the involuntary manslaughter of eight federal agents [Okl14].He issentenced to life in prison and is currently serving his sentence in Florence, Colorado at theBureau of Prisons Supermax facility.In 2004, Nichols was tried in the State of Oklahoma andfound guilty of 161 counts of murder [Okl14].

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