Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols, 60, may have been convicted to life in prison, but that’s not stopping the national terrorist from demanding his seized firearms be returned to his family.
Nichols was given a life sentence after aiding in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P Murrah federal building, an attack that claimed the lives of 168 people. His guns were seized by the FBI, but now he wants them handed over to his family to be sold. He also wants the proceeds of his guns to be used to support his adult children.
Nichols penned his request and U.S. Attorney Amy Padden said she “plans to have a further discussion with [Nichols] to explore whether [they] may be able to resolve this issue without court intervention.”
“[The] firearms had nothing to do with the Oklahoma City bombing, none were used in the bombing, nor was the bomb set off by any type of firearm,” Nichols said in the letter.
Nichols was sentenced to 161 consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole and will serve the remainder of his life inside a prison cell.
(This article was a submission from freelance writer Brent Rogers)