McVeigh's Lawyer Wants Out

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ENID, Okla.: Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh has pressured his court-appointed lawyer to quit, even as the defense team mounts its appeal.

Last week, just before he was sentenced to death, McVeigh claimed to the Buffalo News that his lawyer, Stephen Jones, had told him a series of lies. Jones denied the accusation and initially said he was obligated to represent McVeigh, at least through the appeal. But Jones said yesterday that he would ask the court to let him leave the case. Of course, his request could be denied something Jones has gotten used to in the lonely role of McVeigh's defender.