Nichols' attorneys say prosecutor should be dismissed

Monday, October 16th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- Attorneys for bombing conspirator Terry Nichols say Oklahoma County District Attorney Bob Macy is too emotionally involved in the bombing to ethically prosecute Nichols.

Nichols is accused of 160 counts of first-degree murder and other state charges related to the Oklahoma City bombing.

Defense attorney Barbara Bergman said in a hearing today Macy has a -- quote -- "intense emotional, personal involvement" with bombing victims.

Macy's office denies that.

But attorney Timothy Wilson has an office just above Macy's and says everybody in the building was emotionally affected by the impact of the bombing.

Attorney Greg O-Meara says because the building in which Macy works was damaged, Macy could be seen as a victim of the bombing who shouldn't prosecute the case.

Nichols was sentenced to life in prison after his federal conviction on eight first-degree manslaughter counts and conspiracy charges.