Weather Aware conditions continue overnight due to the potential for locally heavy rainfall. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect until 7 a.m. for the northernmost portions of Texoma including Atoka, Coal, Johnston, Murray and Pontotoc Counties Beware of flooded road-ways and never drive around barricades or into water more than six inches deep. High rainfall rates may reduce visibility and also increase the risk of hydroplaning. Turn around, don’t drown! Rain ends NW to SE during the day Thursday.
(McAlester-AP) -- Terry Nichols will not receive the death penalty for the 1995 bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building. Nichols' jurors today deadlocked after about 20 hours of deliberations, and Judge Steven Taylor will handle Nichols' sentencing.
Because jurors did not recommend the death penalty, Taylor can only sentence Nichols to life in prison with or without the possibility of parole.
Nichols is already serving life in prison on federal convictions
relating to the deaths of eight federal law enforcement officers in
the bombing of the Alfred P Murrah Federal Building.
Jurors in his state trial deliberated about five hours before convicting Nichols on 161 state murder counts, but reached an impasse in deliberations in his sentencing.