Friend of OKC Bombers Released from Prison

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The prosecution's star witness in the Oklahoma City bombing trials is now a free man.

The attorney for Michael Fortier says Fortier was set free from
an undisclosed prison. Attorney Michael McGuire says he can't say the exact time or location of Fortier's release, whether he was met by his family or where they plan to live. But McGurie says Fortier just wants to be with his wife and children and recover some of their lost time.

Fortier served more than ten years of a 12-year sentence for failing to tell authorities of the plot by bombing conspirators Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols to blow up the Oklahoma City federal building.

He also testified in the trials of McVeigh and Nichols.

McVeigh was executed in 2001 while Nichols is serving life in prison on state and federal convictions for his role in the April 1995 bombing that killed 168 people.


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