About 90 minutes later, Timothy McVeigh was stopped by an Oklahoma state trooper who arrested him on a firearms charge. Two days later, shortly before he was to be released, McVeigh was charged in the bombing. His friend Terry Nichols was arrested in Kansas, and formally charged with the bombing on May 10. Both men were indicted on murder and conspiracy charges, and the case was moved to Denver where McVeigh and Nichols were to be tried separately.
McVeigh was found guilty on 11 counts of murder and conspiracy on June 2, 1996, and, on Aug. 14, he was formally sentenced to death. On Dec. 23, 1997
the most significant thing about the bombing is that it exposed the low security levels surrounding federal buildings, that a crime of this magnitude could be carried out without any warning. After this legislation was passed to increase security around government buildings, which has prevented over 60 domestic attacks.
On April 17, 1995, McVeigh rented a Ryder truck and then McVeigh and Nichols...