Coroner agrees to no autopsy following McVeigh's execution

Saturday, March 10th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Denver-AP) -- The body of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh won't be autopsied after his scheduled execution May 16th.

That's after his attorneys and an Indiana coroner reached an agreement. It still must be approved by Federal Judge Richard Matsch (maych), who presided over McVeigh's case.

The agreement calls for a physical examination of McVeigh before the execution and a noninvasive examination after his death at the U-S Penitentiary in Terre Haute (TEHR'-uh hoht), Indiana.

The deal calls for a member of the defense team to accompany McVeigh's body after his execution to ensure his request is granted.

His lawyers say McVeigh has religious, ethical and philosophical objections to an autopsy being performed upon his body after the execution.

McVeigh has said he opposes the ``planned mutilation" of his body.