DOCUMENTS released on McVeigh appellate spending

Saturday, September 1st 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

DENVER (AP) _ The government paid two of Timothy McVeigh's appellate attorneys $184,400, according to documents released Friday by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Attorney Rob Nigh of Tulsa was paid $100,511 and attorney Richard Burr of Houston was paid $81,688, records show.

The expenses covered their work to fight the Oklahoma City bomber's 1997 conviction. McVeigh appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, which refused in March 1999 to hear his complaints.

The expenses are in addition to totals disclosed earlier.

At least $147,000 in public funds was spent this year on the four attorneys who fought to stop McVeigh's execution. More than $13 million was spent to defend McVeigh from the time of his arrest in April 1995 to his sentencing in August 1997.

The court has not disclosed the cost of McVeigh's complaint last year against his lead trial attorney.

McVeigh was executed June 11 at a federal prison in Terre Haute, Ind.

The April 19, 1995, bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building killed 168 people and injured hundreds.