Source: Jennifer McVeigh Has Cut Deal With Prosecutors
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) _ Jennifer McVeigh, the sister of Oklahoma City bombing suspect Timothy McVeigh, is now a prosecution witness in the case, sources said.
``She’s cut a deal,″ a federal law enforcement source told The Associated Press on Friday. ``She’s now considered a friendly witness.″
The Buffalo News reported that Miss McVeigh was subpoenaed Thursday to testify before a grand jury investigating the bombing. Citing unidentified sources, the paper said she will appear in court Wednesday.
FBI agents have questioned Miss McVeigh at length since the April 19 explosion that killed 168 people and injured more than 500 others.
Her brother and Terry Nichols are the only people charged in the bombing.
``I know she made a lot of revelations in the second interview,″ the law enforcement source told the AP, speaking on condition of anonymity.
Miss McVeigh, a 21-year-old community college student, ducked inside her family’s home in Pendleton on Friday when a photographer drove up to the house.
Joel Daniels, her lawyer, refused to take a call from the AP. An FBI official in Buffalo declined to comment.
Authorities have examined letters sent between the McVeighs shortly before the bombing, including one in which Timothy McVeigh reportedly warned his sister not to incriminate herself. The letter warned that ``G-Men″ might be checking McVeigh’s mail and asked her not to send him any letters after April 1, 18 days before the bombing.
A search of the family’s home 15 miles north of Buffalo turned up anti-government pamphlets and letters Miss McVeigh received from her brother.
Miss McVeigh is believed to have information about her brother’s involvement with explosives, his political views and his anger over the government’s handling of the Branch Davidian cult standoff in Waco, Texas, sources told the News.
Miss McVeigh sent a letter earlier this year to the Union-Sun & Journal of Lockport, criticizing the federal government for the Branch Davidian raid that left more than 80 people dead.