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To: savagesusie
I believe that you're asking the wrong question. The accurate question is why did McVeigh waive his right to additional appeals and request that the sentence be carried out.

McVeigh had an aggressive defense team during his trial and after conviction through the appeals process. If the typical appeals actions had been followed, he probably would have been on death row for 10 years or more. However, this was short circuited when McVeigh told the appeals court that he wanted to waive further appeals and have the sentence executed. I do not recall any mentions of this wavier being anything other than McVeigh's free will. Have there been any I missed?

49 posted on 03/10/2011 8:01:49 PM PST by Hootowl99
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To: Hootowl99

You miss his motivation to die quick. It goes against natural instincts. Why? Why not string it out. He was quite young and healthy and good looking. Was his family threatened? It would have to be an incredible force to make one kill oneself. To not use the press...it had to be futile or deadly—force coming from government or mafia that couldn’t be evaded.


53 posted on 03/10/2011 8:22:10 PM PST by savagesusie
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To: Hootowl99; savagesusie
I believe that you're asking the wrong question. The accurate question is why did McVeigh waive his right to additional appeals and request that the sentence be carried out.

McVeigh had a sister, Jennifer, who was very dear to him. Connect the dots...

54 posted on 03/10/2011 8:26:57 PM PST by tarheelswamprat
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