Terry Nichols

American domestic terrorist

Terry Lynn Nichols (born April 1, 1955) is a U.S. Army veteran who was convicted of being an accomplice of Timothy McVeigh, the man convicted of murder in the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, April 19, 1995), which killed 168 people.

Terry Nichols
Terry Lynn Nichols

(1955-04-01) April 1, 1955 (age 69)
Other namesTed Parker, Joe Rivers, Shawn Rivers, Joe Havens, Terry Havens, Mike Havens, Joe Kyle, Daryl Bridges[1]
Occupation(s)Various short term and temporary jobs including farmer, real estate salesman, carpenter, ranch hand. Ten months of service in the Army.
Criminal statusIncarcerated at ADX Florence supermax prison
Spouse(s)Lana Walsh (divorced)
Marife Torres (divorced)
MotiveAnti federal government
Conviction(s)Federal court:
Conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction
involuntary manslaughter of 8 law enforcement officers[3]
State court: Guilty on 161 counts of first degree murder, first degree arson and conspiracy.[4]
Criminal penaltyLife imprisonment with no possibility of parole[4]


  1. "Amended Information, The State of Oklahoma vs. Terry Lynn Nichols" (PDF). Find Law. March 1, 2001. Retrieved April 12, 2010.
  2. "Key Players: The Accused: Terry Nichols". News Archives. Fox News. June 11, 2001. Archived from the original on 9 March 2008. Retrieved April 10, 2010.
  3. Time Daily (December 23, 1997). "Charges Against Terry Nichols". Time. Archived from the original on October 27, 2010. Retrieved April 13, 2010.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Terry Nichols gets life without parole: State murder counts tacked on to earlier life sentence". MSNBC. Associated Press. August 9, 2004. Archived from the original on October 25, 2012. Retrieved April 10, 2010.