September 2, 1995 – A Bid To Make The Oklahoma City Bombing Trial Credible – A Lull In The O.J Simpson Trial – NATO Gives Bosnians A Breather
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September 2, 1995 – News from Oklahoma City to start this particular September day. Word that the government wanted to move the trial of bombing suspects Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols to another city and preferably with another judge. The reason, according to attorneys was a need for at least some credibility in the trial verdict – which no one, including the Government, was going to happen if the proceedings stayed, housed blocks from the site of the bombing. A move was also underway to replace the judge, citing he was impartial since the courthouse he worked was situated directly across the street from the site of the bombing.
In other news – a lull in the O.J. Simpson murder trial in Los Angeles left the jurors little to do at least for a week, with another apology from Judge Lance Ito ringing in their ears. Cold comfort, since the jurors were heading into their eight month of being sequestered and attorneys on both sides engaging in a sort of trench warfare over the question of Detective Mark Fuhrman. Defense was angered by Ito’s tight limits on presenting jurors Fuhrman’s taped racial slurs. Simpson’s lawyers were barraging Ito with new motions, to allow more evidence that Fuhrman was a lying, racist rogue who could easily have planted evidence.
And NATO was giving Bosnians a breather from the massive bombing campaign the allies were carrying out earlier in the week. But after lengthy talks with the UN, the Bosnian Serb Commanders still refuse to lift the siege of Sarajevo. The Bosnian Serb Army appeared to be digging in, despite an agreement from the Foreign Ministers of Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia to lay the groundwork for peace talks, set for a meeting in the coming weekend in Geneva.
And that’s just a small slice of what was going on, this September 2, 1995 as reported by The CBS World News Roundup.