04-07-04 - (McAlester-AP) -- The former wife of bombing conspirator Terry Nichols testified today that Nichols used a prepaid calling card
which prosecutors are trying to link to the Oklahoma City bombing.
Lana Padilla testified in Nichols' murder trial that his
handwriting is on the application for the calling card. She says
Nichols made phone calls from her home using the card.
She also says bomber Timothy McVeigh once called her using the
card. Prosecutors say Nichols helped McVeigh gather components and build the bomb that destroyed the Oklahoma City federal building.
They're trying to link Nichols to the card and to McVeigh.
Nichols faces 161 state murder charges and prosecutors are
seeking the death penalty.