Silently enraged about the perceived murder of innocent Americans by their own Government at the Branch Davidian Compound in Waco and in Ruby Ridge, Idaho, as well as the perceived encroachment on American’s right to keep and bear arms, Timothy James McVeigh spent months planning and executing the deadliest domestic terrorism act in American History. Indicted and facing the death penalty, the eyes of the world turned to the historic 2 month-long trial in Denver, Colorado. Based on the original trial transcripts, interviews with some of the original trial participants, and extensive corollary research, the practitioner will glean lessons still relevant today:
- How prosecutors used circumstantial evidence to prove McVeigh’s guilt,
- The defense strategy to acquit McVeigh, and
- Themes used by both sides in their quest for victory in the death penalty phase.
This the second in a series of two webinars.
- Oct 15: Jack Ruby: The Original “Trial of the Century”
- Nov 19: US v Timothy McVeigh: The Oklahoma City Bombing Trial (this webinar)