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  •  agreed (2+ / 0-)
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    Avila, wishingwell

    plea bargain seems highly likely, since the evidence (aside from confession) seems pretty compelling.

    •  we have to wait and see (1+ / 0-)
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      by just on the surface it seems from what little I know that is  likely to be the pleas because we don't have a Timothy McVeigh here yet under the statute they want to use for the death penalty. That would however be enough pressure for the defense to push for a plea.

      But this is all just guess work, and what I am looking to find out is whether my theories about the law in question are accurate. The Terrorism charge outside of the WMD seems even harder to prove her since that would require showing political intent from what I understand of the law, and I haven't seen anything yet that shows that beyond the dead brother's radicalism and they are Muslims. Not exactly a strong argument.

      •  They had Terry Nichols on one of these shows (0+ / 0-)

        talking about how Nichols was a true believer in the cause and very much involved with McVeigh and he does not even see younger brother was that much of a true believer like his client was. But then again, Nichols provided some testimony against McVeigh and in this case, the younger brother is only survivor. I think plea deal would come if this guy is able to give them information on the contacts the brother had, if any.  But I keep hearing the police chief saying he is absolutely convinced these guys acted alone with no training or help from others.

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        by wishingwell on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 07:58:58 PM PDT

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