May 9, 1995 in Nation/World

New Lawyer

Associated Press

Timothy McVeigh got a new attorney Monday because his original public defenders said they had friends killed in the explosion and could not adequately represent the bombing suspect.

Judge David Russell appointed Stephen Jones, 54, of Enid, Okla., as a federal public defender.

McVeigh rejected two lawyers hired by his family. He said he didn’t want their help.

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