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Friday, 11 May, 2001, 16:52 GMT 17:52 UK
Execution looming for Oklahoma bomber
Timothy McVeigh was sentenced to death
Timothy McVeigh was sentenced to death
As the day of execution draws closer for the Oklahoma bomber Timothy McVeigh, BBC News Online looks back at how events unfolded in bringing McVeigh to justice and the moral debate about public internet access to the execution.



The scene just after the explosion
The scene just after the explosion

19 April 1995

America's worst peacetime attack on US soil took place on 19 April, 1995. A massive bomb was detenated in a underground car park beneath the Alfred P Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. It killed 168 people.

This BBC report by Mark Urban shows the immediate aftermath of the explosion.

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Families were pleased that the death sentence was passed
Families were pleased that the death sentence was passed

14 April 1997

Those who survived and relatives of those killed in the Oklahoma bombing express delight as McVeigh's death sentence is passed. Timothy McVeigh will be executed by lethal injection.

This BBC report by Clive Myrie.

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A bed within a death chamber
A bed within a death chamber

17 April 2001

An internet company says Americans should have the right to watch the Oklahoma bomber die. Entertainment Network Incorporated wanted to broadcast the execution live on the internet on a pay-per-view basis.

David Keer of Internet Watch Foundation and David Marshlack from Entertainment Network Incorporated debate the idea of making a webcast of the execution.

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