OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Fifteen years ago, Leslie Reeder was left
homeless by the Oklahoma City bombing.
Now he is facing financial consequences. The 34-year-old Reeder
says his abandonment of his bomb-damaged apartment is making it
difficult for him to obtain public assisted housing. Reeder says he
has applied to live in another public-assisted apartment, but
officials say he has to pay $362 to be put on a waiting list.
Reeder acknowledges he owed $140 when he abandoned the apartment
in 1995 because he hadn't paid April's rent. But he says he
shouldn't have to pay for things like cleanup costs and court costs
stemming from his eviction because all of his belongings were
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