OKLAHOMA CITY: THE STATE VERSUS MCVEIGH

ONE YEAR AFTER THE BOMBING, THE GOVERNMENT HAS PUT TOGETHER AN ELABORATE CASE AGAINST TIMOTHY MCVEIGH--WHOSE LAWYER HAS CONSTRUCTED AN EVEN MORE ELABORATE CONSPIRACY THEORY TO CAST DOUBT ON HIS CLIENT

NO ONE IS SURE WHEN THE trial will begin. Maybe this fall, maybe early next year. First there are the months of pretrial motions. Depending on whether it's your side that makes them or theirs, the motions are either essential preliminaries or cynical delaying tactics. But as the nation marks the first anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, the locus of that bitter and confounding episode is shifting to the eventual trial scene in Denver. Since federal courts don't ordinarily permit cameras, some families of the victims who won't be making the almost 600-mile trip from Oklahoma City are petitioning for...

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