Timothy McVeigh

American domestic anti-government terrorist (1968–2001)

Timothy James McVeigh (April 23, 1968 – June 11, 2001) was a United States Army veteran and security guard who bombed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. He was convicted of 11 United States federal offenses, and was sentenced to death and executed for his role in the April 19, 1995 bombing. Immediately prior to his execution, McVeigh observed the Last Rites with a Catholic priest.

Timothy McVeigh
FBI mugshot of McVeigh in 1995.
Timothy James McVeigh

(1968-04-23)April 23, 1968
DiedJune 11, 2001(2001-06-11) (aged 33)
Cause of deathExecution by lethal injection
Other namesTim Tuttle[1]
Darel Bridges
Robert Kling
Occupation(s)U.S. Army veteran, security guard
Criminal statusExecuted
MotiveAnti-government sentiment
Retaliation for the Ruby Ridge, Waco siege, other government raids and U.S. foreign policy
Conviction(s)Use of a weapon of mass destruction
Conspiracy use of a weapon of mass destruction
Destructive use of explosives or incendiary devices
8 counts of first-degree murder of 8 federal law enforcement officers
Criminal penaltyDeath (August 1997 1997)
Partner(s)Terry Nichols
Michael Fortier
DateApril 19, 1995
9:02 a.m. (CDT)
Location(s)Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.
Target(s)Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, housing Federal government
WeaponAmmonium nitrate and nitromethane truck bomb

References change

  1. Russakoff, Dale; Serge F. Kovaleski (July 2, 1995). "An Ordinary Boy's Extraordinary Rage". The Washington Post. p. A01. Retrieved April 12, 2010.
  2. https://newsok.com/special/article/5409414/resilience-five-forgotten-facts-about-the-oklahoma-city-bombing Archived 2019-05-09 at the Wayback Machine?