New McVeigh Video Opens Old Wounds

Monday, December 29th 2008, 7:45 am
By: News On 6

By Jon Jordan, NEWS 9

OKLAHOMA CITY -- For families affected by the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building, the new video released of Timothy McVeigh's arrest sheds more light on the event, but also reopens old wounds.

A video released Friday shows the dash camera footage of the state topper who pulled over Timothy McVeigh, the man responsible for bombing of the Murrah Federal Building April 19, 1995.

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The video was recorded just 75 minutes after the bomb went off.   

For the families who've seen the video, they said knowing how Timothy McVeigh was caught doesn't make what happened here any easier, what it does do is bring it all back.

"It's not something I think about all the time, it's something that is always with you, the bombing," Henry Biddy said.

For Henry Biddy the past 14 years have been about moving on, trying to move past the painful memories of the Oklahoma City Bombing.  Biddy lost his wife Oleta, who was working on the first floor in the Social Security office at 9:02 when the bomb went off.

"It just helps to think justice was done but not something I got a great deal of joy out of that they convicted someone that killed your wife," Biddy said.

Instead, Henry said seeing the video is just one more thing that brings the pain back.

"There's hardly not a day that you don't see something that doesn't bring it up, but it's not something you dwell on a great deal, but it is something you live with," Biddy said.

Biddy said the hardest part of living without his wife is knowing his grandsons didn't get to know their grandma.

"I have a grandson that plays football for Tuttle. When he makes a good play, you wish she would have been there to enjoy it, and that's what it more relates to my grand kids than anything else," Biddy said.

Biddy said he doesn't go to the memorial often, but instead takes his grandsons to their grandmother's grave site and that's how they remember, knowing she lived a good life.