Terry Lynn Nichols, accused conspirator in 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, returns to court today for a preliminary hearing.
A judge will decide whether Nichols should face the possibility of execution for his role in the truck bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.
The hearing before Oklahoma State District Judge Allen McCall is expected to last about two weeks. McCall must decide whether enough evidence exists to order Mr. Nichols to trial on 160 first-degree murder charges for the non-law officers who died in the blast.
Nichols was an Army buddy of Timothy McVeigh, who was executed in 2001 for his role in the bombing.