Fund to house bombing survivors' during Terry Nichols trial

Wednesday, January 7th 2004, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(McAlester-AP) -- Oklahoma City bombing survivors have until next Thursday to indicate they're interested in attending some of the state murder trial of Terry Nichols in McAlester.

The United Way of Central Oklahoma has about $100,000 to pay for food, travel and lodging for survivors who want to attend. The money is left over from donations to send survivors to the federal trials of Nichols and Timothy McVeigh in Denver.

United Way president Bob Spinks says letters were sent to survivors in December asking if they're interested in attending the trial.

He says those chosen to attend will be selected randomly by a computer. The length of each person's stay is still being determined.

Nichols faces 161 state murder charges for his role in the bombing and prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. The trial begins with jury selection March 1st.