Bombing Trial Moved

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OKLAHOMA CITY: Agreeing with defense arguments that Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols could not get an impartial jury anywhere in Oklahoma, U.S. District Judge Richard Matsch moved their federal bombing trial to Denver. Prosecutors had argued to move the trial 90 miles northeast to Tulsa, far enough from the scene of the bombing but close enough so that the families of the victims could easily attend. But Matsch said Nichols and McVeigh's right to a fair trial outweighed interests of the victim's families. "There is so great a prejudice against these two defendants in the state of Oklahoma that they cannot obtain a fair and impartial trial at any place fixed by law for holding court in that state." The government can not appeal the decision, but Attorney General Janet Reno said she is prepared to "go forward expeditiously to trial."