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06-09-2006, 08:33 AM
House panel to probe Oklahoma City bombing



OKLAHOMA CITY -- A California congressman said Thursday a House subcommittee he chairs would investigate whether there was a foreign connection to the 1995 bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building.

"We need to answer some very serious questions in order to have confidence that the truth of this monstrous crime is fully known," Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher said in a statement.

Rohrabacher, who has conducted an extensive personal inquiry into the bombing, chairs the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the International Relations Committee.

Timothy McVeigh was put to death in 2001 for the April 19, 1995, bombing that killed 168 people and injured more than 800 others. His co-defendant, Terry Nichols, is serving state and federal life prison sentences.

Theories have persisted that other suspects not officially identified may have played a role.

A judge in Nichols' 2004 state murder trial ruled there was no substance to defense allegations that McVeigh had links to other unidentified suspects.