McVeigh Talks From Death Row

60 Minutes' Ed Bradley Interviews Bomber

This Sunday, March 12, 60 Minutes features interviews with two of the people the whole world has talked about but has never heard from until now: Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, now on death row, and Princess Diana's bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones, the only survivor of the crash that killed her.

Wearing shackles and under heavy guard, McVeigh, in his first interview since he was sentenced to death for the Oklahoma City bombing, speaks to Ed Bradley about the children who died in the blast, his anger toward the U.S. government and his appeal for a new trial.


Background

Fayed Fails To Block Diana Book

Court Rejects McVeigh Appeal

KWTV's site on the bombing
That story will be followed by the first American interview with Trevor Rees-Jones, the bodyguard who survived the car crash that took the life of Princess Diana and her boyfriend, Dodi Al Fayed. Rees-Jones shares with Mike Wallace what he remembers about that fateful night in Paris and what he thought of the courtship he was more familiar with than anyone outside of their immediate families.

McVeigh was convicted of first-degree murder, conspiracy and weapons-related charges in the April 19, 1995, bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. The worst such attack on U.S. soil ever, the bombing killed 168 people and injured hundreds more.

McVeigh is now awaiting execution. The Supreme Court without comment rejected an appeal in which McVeigh argued that his trial was tainted by jury misconduct and news reports that he confessed to his lawyers.

Rees-Jones was left in a coma by the 1997 crash and had to undergo extensive surgery to rebuild his face.
Trevor Rees-Jones, left, and Kez Wingfield talk with Mike Wallace in London. Both were bodyguards for Dodi Al Fayed at the time of his relationship with Princess Diana.

In London, Harrods department store owner Mohamed al Fayed recently failed to win a court injunction to stop a newspaper publishing more extracts from a book written by Rees-Jones. In the first extract published in the Daily Telegraph, Rees-Jones poured cold water on Fayed's comments that the two intended to marry.

Fayed has repeatedly accused the British establishment of instituting a vast cover-up to hide what he says is its involvement in the deaths of the couple. Now, he accuses Rees-Jones of being part of te plot.




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