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Quotes Monday from the Oklahoma City bombing trial:

May 13, 1997

Quotes Monday from the Oklahoma City bombing trial:

``He told me they wanted to bomb the building on the anniversary of Waco ... to cause a general uprising in America, hopefully that would knock some people off the fence and cause them to take action.″ _ Michael Fortier, referring to Timothy McVeigh.

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``They may be individually innocent but because they were part of the evil empire, they were guilty by association.″ _ Fortier, referring to McVeigh’s description of people in the Oklahoma City federal building.

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``Right away I thought Tim did it. I thought, `Oh my God, he did it.‴ _ Fortier, after seeing televised accounts of the destroyed federal building.

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``Tim, well, if you don’t consider what happened in Oklahoma, Tim was a good person.″ _ Fortier.

``No, it would not be because that would be a lie.″ _ Fortier, in response to defense attorney Stephen Jones’ question on whether it would be a sign of cooperation with prosecutors to declare McVeigh innocent.

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