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He purchased 4,000 pounds of ammonium nitrate fertilizer. Theycasually called other places of business to locate the additional chemicals that were needed tomake the explosives and stole the donators and explosive devices themselves. They were able tofly under the radar without any detection or suspicion. McVeigh was able to obtain fake
Murrah Federal Building Bombing Case Study8identification and in doing so he was able to rent storage units to hide the materials, stay at ahotel, and rent a truck. The truck was rented by paying for the full price in cash; most peoplewho use a rental truck pay for the deposit and the balance at the time of return. After the bombing took place McVeigh drove until he was eventually pulled over fordriving without plates. He was arrested when the officer believed that McVeigh was carrying aweapon. Some believe that he was ok with getting caught; as he did not try to run or give theofficer a hard time during the arrest. A few days later investigator’s learned about McVeigh.They were able to search his car and found an envelope that held information that would help theinvestigators glue the pieces together and learn about Timothy McVeigh and why he had avendetta.In 1997, a jury convicted McVeigh and sentenced him to death. The federal government,after an investigation involving over 1500 agents, also charged two of McVeigh's armycomrades, Michael Fortier and Terry Nichols, for having advance knowledge of the bombing andpartaking in the planning of the plot. ReferencesLinder, D. (2006). The Oklahoma City Bombing and the Trial of Timothy J. McVeigh: An Account. Retrieved October 17, 2015, from
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