March 25, 1997 1:45 PM ET
Oklahoma City bombing trial goes on AOL
By Maria Seminerio

  America Online Inc.'s Digital City Denver Inc. subsidiary, devoted to developing local news and entertainment content for Denver-area residents, today launched a special section on the AOL network devoted to the upcoming Oklahoma City bombing trial.

The section, accessible to AOL members at keyword: DENVER, will include news reports from the trial of Timothy McVeigh, the main suspect in the April 1995 terrorist attack that killed 168 people, along with a history of the case, message boards and chat rooms, AOL officials said.

Full texts of legal documents filed on both sides of the case also will be available in the special section. McVeigh's trial is expected to begin next week in Denver, after having been moved from Oklahoma City because of concerns about his ability to receive a fair trial in the same location where the bombing took place. Another defendant in the case, Terry Nichols, will be tried separately.

The bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building was the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil in history.

A separate version of the section, minus the message boards and chat rooms, will be available on the Web at http://denver.digitalcity.com/bombing/, AOL officials said.

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