Lawyers ask judge to approve no autopsy agreement for McVeigh

Wednesday, March 14th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Denver-AP) -- Convicted Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh says he has religious, ethical and philosophical objections to an autopsy.

So, his lawyers are asking a federal judge to approve his request to forego the procedure after his May 16th execution. The lawyers submitted their arguments yesterday.

The coroner in Vigo County, Indiana -- where he will be put to death -- has already agreed not to autopsy McVeigh's body.

The agreement does call for a noninvasive examination.

McVeigh was convicted in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. One-hundred-sixty eight people were killed.