Judge rejects bid for Webcast of McVeigh execution

Thursday, April 19th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Indianapolis-AP) -- A federal judge has denied a request to show a live Webcast of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh's execution.

The judge says the First Amendment does not entitle Entertainment Network to broadcast the execution on the Internet.

Federal law allows the media to be present at an execution, but does not allow sound or video-recording devices.

Entertainment Network chief executive David Marshlack says an appeal is planned.

McVeigh is scheduled to die by injection May 16th at the US Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana.