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Timothy McVeigh Put to Death

June 11, 2001 GMT

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Timothy McVeigh was put to death Monday for the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people, a source familiar with the execution said.

``It’s over,″ said the source, who was given official notice of McVeigh’s death minutes after the execution was carried out.

McVeigh, 33, became the first federal prisoner executed in 38 years.

In Oklahoma City, about 300 survivors and victims’ relatives gathered to watch a closed-circuit TV broadcast of the execution, sent from Terre Haute in a feed encrypted to guard against interception.


The day before his execution, his attorneys said that he was sorry for those who suffered but that he didn’t regret detonating a massive bomb at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building _ the worst act of terrorism on U.S. soil.

``He never, I think, has been the type of guy to tell people what he thinks that they want to hear,″ attorney Robert Nigh said. ``I think that he tries to be honest about his true feeling of sympathy and empathy without being inaccurate about them.″