IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE TENTH CIRCUIT
TIMOTHY JAMES McVEIGH,
Petitioner-Defendant,

v.

Case No. 96-_____
(Case No. 96-CR-68-M below)
HONORABLE RICHARD P. MATSCH,
Respondent.

PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS OF PETITIONER-DEFENDANT,
TIMOTHY JAMES McVEIGH AND BRIEF IN SUPPORT

MARCH 25, 1997

Stephen Jones, OBA #4805

Robert Nigh, Jr., OBA #011686

Richard Burr, FBA #407402

Jeralyn E. Merritt, Esquire

Cheryl A. Ramsey, OBA #7403

Christopher L. Tritico, TBA #20232050

Of Counsel

Robert L. Wyatt, IV, OBA #13154

Michael D. Roberts, OBA #13764

James L. Hankins, OBA #15506

Randall T. Coyne, OBA #549013

Amber McLaughlin, TBA #1374098

Robert J. Warren, OBA #16123

Mandy Welch, TBA #21125380

Holly Hillerman, OBA #017055

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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OVERVIEW .......... pg. 1

I. INTRODUCTION:..........pg. 4

STATEMENT OF MATERIAL FACTS .......... pg. 9

II. PHYSICAL AND POLITICAL MAGNITUDE OF THE DESTRUCTION OF THE ALFRED P. MURRAH BUILDING .......... pg. 9

A. Immediate Effects of the Explosion .......... pg. 9

B. The Response of the Federal Government .......... pg. 13

1. The Government's Immediate Response to the Bombing .......... pg. 14

a. Mobilization .......... pg. 14

b. Evidence From Public Sources of government Use of Intelligence Networks With Foreign Nations in the Investigation of the Alfred P. Murrah Building Bombing .......... pg. 16

C. CIA and NSA Investigation Protocol .......... pg. 17

2. Evidence of the International Scope of the Investigation and the Involvement of Organs of State Intelligence in Several U.S. Domestic Bombing Cases Including the Alfred P. Murrah Building .......... pg. 21

3. The Investigative Focus Upon Foreign Terrorists .......... pg. 24

III. THE ARREST OF TIMOTHY McVEIGH .......... pg. 28

IV. THE GRAND JURY RETURNS THE INDICTMENT OF "OTHERS UNKNOWN" .......... pg. 29

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V. THE "OTHERS UNKNOWN" TO THE GRAND JURY .......... pg. 32

A. Elliott's Body Shop .......... pg. 32

B. Oklahoma City Eyewitnesses .......... pg. 34

C. Jeff Davis .......... pg. 35

D. Frederick Schlender .......... pg. 37

E. Legal Significance of the Existence of "Others Unknown" .......... pg. 38

VI. PRIOR WARNING, ATF INFORMANTS, AND POSSIBLE "OTHERS UNKNOWN" .......... pg. 38

A. Elohim City .......... pg. 38

B. Dennis Mahon, Andreas Strassmeir and Carol Howe .......... pg. 44

1. Dennis Mahon .......... pg. 44

2. Andreas Strassmeir .......... pg. 47

3. Carol Howe and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms .......... pg. 53

VII. BEYOND ELOHIM CITY .......... pg. 79

A. Suspect I, Posse Comitatus, and Iraq .......... pg. 79

1. Posse Comitatus .......... pg. 79

B. Saudi Report Concerning Iraq .......... pg. 81

C. FBI Special Agent Kevin Foust .......... pg. 82

2. State Sponsorship Precedent .......... pg. 85

D. Israelis Present at the Bomb Site .......... pg. 89

E. A Subject of the Investigation in the Philippines .......... pg. 91

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VIII. PROCEDURAL HISTORY OF DISCOVERY REQUESTS .......... pg. 101

A. Introduction .......... pg. 10l

IX. GOVERNMENT EVASION OF ITS DISCOVERY RESPONSIBILITIES .......... pg. 111

A. The Government's Restrictive Definition of Brady .......... pg. 114

B. Counsel for the Government are Powerless to Effect Disclosure of Discoverable Information from National Intelligence Agencies .......... pg. 128

X. AUTHORITY .......... pg. 137

A. Judge Matsch's Denial of Mr. McVeigh's Discovery Motions is Reviewable Upon Petition for Writ of Mandamus .......... pg. 137

B. Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 16 Entitles Mr. McVeigh to the Requested Discovery Material .......... pg. 138

C. The District Court Abused its Discretion by Denying Mr. McVeigh's Repeated Requests for Brady Material .......... pg. 142

D. Standard for Guidance in Search .......... pg. 144

E. Because the Material Sought by Mr. McVeigh is Material Both to Guilt and Punishment, the District Court's Abuse of Discretion Jeopardizes Both Stages of Mr. McVeigh's Capital Trial .......... pg. 146

X. SPECIFIC RELIEF REQUESTED .......... pg. 152

CERTIFICATE OF HAND DELIVERY .......... pg. 154

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TABLE OF AUTHORITIES

United States Supreme Court Cases

PAGE NO.

151.......... Arizona v. Youngblood, 488 U.S.51,58 (1988)

139.......... Bankers Life & Cas. Co. V. Holland, 346 U.S.379 (1953)

passim.......... Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83(1963)

147.......... Eddings v. Oklahoma, 455 U.S. 104, 110-12(1982)

passim.......... Giglio v. United States, 405 U.S. 150(1972)

151.......... Kyles v. Whitley, 514 U.S.419, 115 S. Ct. 1555, 1565-68, 131 L Ed. 2d490 (1995). 115, 142, 143, 14S

,

137.......... Roche v. Evaporated Milk Assn., 319 U.S.21(1943)

16.......... Snepp v. United States, 444 U.S.507, 512 (1980)

145.......... United States v. Agurs, 427 U.S.97, 110(1976)

151.......... United State v. Bagley, 473 U.S.667, 675(1985)

136.......... United States v. Richard M. Nixon, President of the United States, 418 U.S. 683(1974)

137.......... Will v. United States, 389 U.S. 90, 95(1967)

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Other Federal Cases

146, 147, 148.......... Chaney v. Brown, 730 F.2d1334, 1345 (10th Cir. 1984), cert. denied, 496 U.S. 1090(1984)

150, 151, 152.......... Hopkinson v. Shillinger, 781 F. Supp. 737 (D. Wyo. 1991)

137.......... In re Joint Eastern & Southern Districts Asbestos Litigation, 22 F. 2d755(7th Cir. 1994)

12.......... Nichols v. Alley, 71 F.3d347(10th Cir. 1995)

144, 145, 146.......... Smith v. Secretary of New Mexico Department of Corrections, 50 F.3d801, 824(10th Cir.1995)

137.......... Texaco, Inc. v. Chandler, 354 F. 2d655(10th Cir. 1965), cert. denied, 383 U.S. 936(1966)

139.......... United States v. Clegg, 740 F.2d 16, 18 (9th Cir.1984)

145.......... United States ex rel Smith v. Fairman, 769 F.2d386, 391-93 (7th Cir. 1985)

138.......... United States v. Fernandez, 913 F.2d 148, 154 (4th Cir. 1990 )

140.......... United States v. George, 786 F. Sup. 11, 13(D.D.C> 1991)

145.......... United States v. LaRouche, 695 F. Supp. 1265, 1281 (D. Mass. 1988)

139.......... United States v. Mandel, 914 F. 2d 1215, 1219 (9th Cir. 1990)

85.......... United States v. McAnderson, 914 F. 2d934(7th Cu. 1990)

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114,130 .......... United States v. McVeigh, 923 F.Supp.1310,1313(D.Colo.1996)

144.......... United States v. Perdomo, 929 F.2d967-978(3d Cir.1991)

30,104 .......... United States v. Penix, 516 F.Supp.248, 255 (W.D. Okla. 1981)

141,142.......... United States v. Poindexter, 727 F.Supp.1470(D.D.C.1989), rev.d on other " grounds, 951 F.2d366(D.C. Cir. 1991)

142,143,151.......... United States v. Rahman, 870 F.Supp.47,51(S.D.N.Y.1994)

15.......... United States v. Rewald, 889 F.2d836 (9th Cir.1989)

140.......... United States v. Rezaq, 156 F.R.D.514,519(D.D.C.1994)

362.......... United States v. Ritter, 272 F.2d30,32(10th Cir.1959), cert. denied, U.S.950(1960) 137

144.......... United States v. Trevino, 556 F.2d1265, 1272 (5th Cir.1977)

140.......... United States v. Yunis, 867 F.2d617,623(D.C.1989)

140.......... United States v. Yunis, 924 F.2d1086,1095(D.C.Cir.1991)

144.......... United States v. Zuno-Arce, 44 F.3d 1420, 1427 (9th Cir.1995)

Other Authorities

137.......... 28 U.S.C.'1651(a)

129, 138,139.......... Fed.R.Crim.P.16(a)(1)(C) vi

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