Information Services Division, they found that the Oklahoma state troopers had already arrested and booked him on unrelated charges. On the same day his accomplice had surrendered himself in Kansas. “On August 8, Michael Fortier, who knew of McVeigh’s plan to bomb the federal building, agreed to testify against McVeigh and Nichols in exchange for a reduced sentence.” (History Channel). McVeigh and Nichols were later hit with charges of murder and unlawful use of explosives. June 2, 1997, McVeigh was convicted on 11 counts, and on August 14 the death
OKC Bombing 5 penalty was imposed. The next year, Fortier, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for failing to warn authorities about the bombing plan. Fortier was released from prison in 2007 and began the witness protection program. December 1997, Nichols was found guilty on 1 count of conspiracy and 8 counts of involuntary manslaughter, for killing federal law enforcement personnel, and was sentenced to life in prison. 2004, Nichols was convicted on 161 counts of first-degree murder, including fetal homicide. He received 161 consecutive life terms in prison.
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