Nichols' son will not testify in Oklahoma City bombing trial


Tuesday, July 25th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


(Las Vegas-AP) -- The son of federally convicted Oklahoma City bomber Terry Nichols is refusing to testify against his father at his upcoming murder trial. The attorney for Josh Nichols says his client has been subpoenaed to testify in October at Nichols' state trial. Attorney Dominic Gentile says a child should not be forced to testify against a parent. Says Gentile quote: "They want Josh to help them kill his father."

Nichols was convicted of eight counts of involuntary manslaughter in the death of eight federal officers. He is serving a federal life sentence. Timothy McVeigh was convicted of murder and conspiracy in the1995 federal building bombing and has been sentenced to death. Oklahoma County prosecutors have charged both men with 160 first-degree murder charges. Both face the death penalty if convicted on the state charges.