THE MATTER OF TIM MCVEIGH

AS LAWYERS PREPARE FOR AN INDICTMENT, NEW DETAILS EMERGE ABOUT THE MAIN SUSPECT IN THE BOMBING

As he awaits indictment--possibly by the end of this week--and a trial that could send him to his death, Timothy McVeigh leads a cramped and isolated life. The suspected bomber of the Oklahoma City federal building rises at 6:30 a.m. in his 8-ft. by 12-ft. cell in the Federal Correctional Institute in El Reno, Oklahoma, showers, dons an orange jump suit. Then, as he told TIME in answers to written questions, he has nothing to do but read (newspapers, a biography of Patrick Henry) and slam a racquetball against the wall.

McVeigh cannot watch TV, though it watches him. He is...

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