Fast Facts: The Search for Justice
• Jury selection in the trial of Timothy McVeigh began March 31.
• Seven women and five men were selected to serve as jurors.
• Opening statements began April 24.
• Prosecution took 18 days to call 137 witnesses (not counting a new witness during rebuttal).
• Defense took four days to present 25 witnesses.
• Prosecution rebuttal took about 35 minutes and introduced an additional witness.
• Court heard 138 prosecution witnesses and 25 defense witnesses over 22 days of testimony.
• After 23 and a half hours of deliberations over four days, jury convicted Timothy McVeigh on all 11 counts.
• Jury condemned McVeigh to die by injection on June 13, 1997.
• According to federal prosecutors, the U.S. government spent $82.5 million investigating and prosecuting the Oklahoma City bombing case, the most expensive in U.S. history.
• $60.5 million spent by the FBI.
• $11.8 million spent by prosecutors.
• $6.1 million spent by the U.S. Marshals Service for security.
• $2.1 million spent by the U.S. Bureau of Prisons to house the defendants.
• $1.3 million spent on victim and witness assistance, including travel costs and counseling.
• $542,397 on expenses for trial witnesses and fees of government experts.
• $80,080 spent by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service on six investigators who followed up leads dealing with illegal or legal aliens.