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Poll: 66 Percent Think Mcveigh Is Guilty

Two-thirds of Americans believe Timothy McVeigh is guilty in the Oklahoma City bombing and 71 percent favor the death penalty if he is convicted, according a Newsweek poll.

The poll, in the June 9 issue, on newsstands Monday, found 66 percent believe McVeigh guilty, compared with 5 percent who believe him innocent. Twenty-nine percent didn’t know.

The 71 percent who favored death for McVeigh if he is convicted was 5 points higher than those who favor the death penalty in general.

The telephone survey of 502 adults has a margin of error of 5 points.



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Police: Man killed deputy, stole his car and robbed store

new  NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine – A gunman in Maine killed a sheriff’s deputy, stole his cruiser and robbed a convenience store early Wednesday, triggering an intensive manhunt in a heavily wooded rural town, officials said. Somerset County Cpl. Eugene Cole was killed around 1:45 a.m. on U.S. Route 2 in Norridgewock, about 60 miles (96 kilometers) west of Bangor, state police said. His cruiser was driven to a Cumberland Farms store, which was robbed.