Judge reluctant to move bomb trial

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The Independent Online
Oklahoma City - The judge in the Oklahoma City bombing case cast doubt on the wisdom of moving the trial to Lawton, about 90 miles away, saying there were "obvious deficiencies" in the courthouse there.

US District Judge Richard Matsch directed the defence and prosecution to prepare lists of changes that would have to be made at the courthouse before it could hold the trial. Attorneys for Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols, accused in the bombing of a federal building last April, in which 169 people died, want the trial moved out of Oklahoma City in the interest of fairness. AP