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FBI 'Error' Could Delay McVeigh Execution

Thursday, 10 May 2001 12:00 AM

The development follows revelations that the FBI "mistakenly" withheld nearly 200 pieces of evidence from defense attorneys during the trial.

The FBI has informed the presiding judge and McVeigh's lawyers about the error. United Press International has confirmed that the error relates to interviews carried out by the FBI in the hours and days immediately after the bombing.

Andrew Cohen, CBS News legal consultant, said he had spoken with McVeigh's attorney. "He's disturbed that six years after the attack and less than a week before his client was supposed to be put to death, a box of documents, literally, would be dropped on his doorstep.

"He said that he's talked to McVeigh, that it is actively being considered whether they should file a motion asking for a stay of execution."

CBS News reported that an FBI spokesman said the bureau did not know why the material was not turned over, and was conducting an internal investigation to determine how such an error occurred.

The network reported that the evidence was discovered in a recent search of the bureau's archives, and consists of FBI 302 Forms - reports of interviews and sworn statements by investigators.

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