Timothy McVeigh says he was ready to die in the Oklahoma City bombing


Monday, April 2nd 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6



(Buffalo-AP) -- Timothy McVeigh says he was ready to die in the Oklahoma City bombing, if necessary.

According to a new book out today, McVeigh says he breathed a sigh of relief when he arrived at the Alfred -P- Murrah Building on April 19th, 1995 because not one car was parked in front.

If the drop-off spots he had selected had been filled with cars, he says he would have driven the truck into the side of the building.

McVeigh, who hasn't expressed any remorse for the bombing that killed 168 people, said in an excerpt from the book published by Newsweek that he acted ``as calmly as any delivery-truck driver making a routine drop-off.''

He parked the infamous Ryder rental truck right below the tinted windows of the America's Kids Day Care Center on the second floor and slowly walked away as two fuses burned inside.

McVeigh is scheduled to be executed in Indiana on May 16th.