Timothy McVeigh’s lawyers filed a motion Tuesday seeking the removal of the judge assigned to the case, claiming he was too affected by the federal building bombing to remain impartial.
U.S. District Judge Wayne Alley was not in the federal courthouse April 19 when the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building across the street was bombed. But his chambers were damaged and one of his staff was slightly injured.
“Judge Alley, like all the judges in the federal courthouse, are victims of the Oklahoma City bombing,” defense lawyer Stephen Jones said.
Alley has said he does not feel the need to remove himself from the case because he lost no friends in the explosion.