Timothy McVeigh

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Timothy McVeigh
McVeigh mugshot.jpg
FBI mugshot of McVeigh in 1995.
Born
Timothy James McVeigh

(1968-04-23)April 23, 1968
StatusExecuted
DiedJune 11, 2001(2001-06-11) (aged 33)
Cause of deathExecution by lethal injection
NationalityAmerican
Other namesTim Tuttle[1]
Darel Bridges
Robert Kling
OccupationU.S. Army veteran, security guard
Criminal statusExecuted
MotiveAnti-government sentiment
Retaliation for the Ruby Ridge, Waco siege, other government raids and U.S. foreign policy
Conviction(s)Use of a weapon of mass destruction
Conspiracy use of a weapon of mass destruction
Destructive use of explosives or incendiary devices
8 counts of first-degree murder of 8 federal law enforcement officers
Criminal penaltyDeath by lethal injection
Partner(s)Terry Nichols
Michael Fortier
Details
DateApril 19, 1995
9:02 a.m. (CDT)
Location(s)Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.
Target(s)Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, housing Federal government
Killed168[2]
Injured680+
WeaponAmmonium nitrate and nitromethane truck bomb

Timothy James McVeigh (April 23, 1968 – June 11, 2001) was a United States Army veteran and security guard who bombed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. He was convicted of 11 United States federal offenses, and was sentenced to death and executed for his role in the April 19, 1995 bombing.

References[change | change source]

  1. Russakoff, Dale; Serge F. Kovaleski (July 2, 1995). "An Ordinary Boy's Extraordinary Rage". The Washington Post. p. A01. Retrieved April 12, 2010.
  2. https://newsok.com/special/article/5409414/resilience-five-forgotten-facts-about-the-oklahoma-city-bombing?