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Timothy McVeigh was convicted of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, one of the deadliest acts of terrorism in American history. He was executed for his crimes.
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Convicted perpetrator of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, born in Pendleton, New York, USA. Timothy McVeighHe joined the army in 1988, took part in Operation Desert Storm, and was discharged in 1991. He became internationally known when he was charged with the bombing of the Alfred P Murrah US government building in Oklahoma City in 1995, in which 168 people died. At his trial in 1997, a Denver jury found him guilty of conspiracy and murder, and he was sentenced to death. Failing all appeals, he was executed by lethal injection in 2001. Two other conspirators, Terry Nichols (1955- ) and Michael Fortier (1969- ), were also later convicted.
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