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.
FBI mugshot of McVeigh in 1995.
Timothy James McVeigh
April 23, 1968
|Died||June 11, 2001 (aged 33)|
|Cause of death||Execution by lethal injection|
|Other names||Tim Tuttle|
|Occupation||U.S. Army veteran, security guard|
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 penalty||Death by lethal injection|
|Date||April 19, 1995|
9:02 a.m. (CDT)
|Location(s)||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.|
|Target(s)||Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, housing Federal government|
|Weapon||Ammonium nitrate and nitromethane truck bomb|
- Russakoff, Dale; Serge F. Kovaleski (July 2, 1995). "An Ordinary Boy's Extraordinary Rage". The Washington Post. p. A01. Retrieved April 12, 2010.