TIMOTHY MCVEIGH: THEY SAID HE SAID ...

DID TIMOTHY MCVEIGH CONFESS TO THE OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING? OR HAS A DALLAS PAPER BEEN HOAXED?

The words were cold and willful. In July 1995, at the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in Oklahoma, Timothy McVeigh reportedly sat down with a member of his defense team and was asked, Why didn't you bomb the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building at night, when fewer people would be killed? The prisoner looked his interlocutor in the eye and said, "That would not have gotten the point across to the government. We needed a body count to make our point."

That rendition of motive, reported Friday by the Dallas Morning News, sent chills through survivors and the kin of the...

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