Oklahoma Press Association to Fight Subpoenas Seeking Coverage on Bombing

Friday, December 17th 1999, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- Defense attorneys for Terry Nichols want some Oklahoma newspapers to hand over everything they've run about the Oklahoma City bombing. But the Oklahoma Press Association says it will fight the subpoenas that have been served on at least a dozen daily newspapers in the state.

Mark Thomas is the association's executive vice president. He says his group will move to quash the subpoenas, which seek the material by February first. He says the request is burdensome and the attorneys can get their information somewhere else.

Nichols was convicted of conspiracy and involuntary manslaughter in the April 1995 bombing. He still faces 160 state charges of