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Old 02-20-2001, 12:17 AM
Ice Wolf Ice Wolf is offline
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Kimstu, McVeigh was tried in federal court and convicted of "using a weapon of mass destruction" and the murder of eight federal agents. This is an "ordinary" crime (with respect to those who died) because it was murder. Interestingly enough, he was not tried in Oklahoma for the other 160 deaths. That will be the fate of the associate once his federal sentence is up.

It's to be the first federal execition since 1963. Still doesn't make it that extraordinary -- just two different systems in your country, federal and state.

Extraordinary crimes are treason, crimes in wartime etc. Unfortunately, there are like as not quite a few countries prepared to kill those they consider traitor to the cause.

For those who want a bit more reading on the topic of the death penalty in America: