Terry Nichols Loses High Court Appeal

The Supreme Court refused to review Terry Nichols' conviction in the OKC bombing case today. The basis of his appeal was the government 's withholding of information that could have helped his defense and improper jury instructions.

Nichols is serving a life sentence for the conviction. He is also facing a trial in state court in Oklahoma where he could receive the death penalty if convicted. The state case repeatedly gets stalled because the state won't pay his court appointed lawyers.

As we reported here, as of August his lead court-appointed lawyer had not been paid in over 11 months, hadn't made a house payment in four months, and reported his staff had deserted him.

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