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9:46 am
Sat August 7, 2010

Nichols Files Suit

Denver, CO – Okla. City bomber says he was force fed

DENVER (AP) Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols says prison officials inserted IVs into his veins and force fed him following hunger strikes this year.

Nichols recently filed a handwritten document in a lawsuit filed against Supermax prison officials over the lack of whole grains, unpeeled fruit, and fewer refined foods in his diet. He said he has gone through three hunger strikes since February.

He said prison officials force fed him twice after his weight dropped 25 and 35 pounds to 135 and 125 pounds, respectively.

Nichols is serving life for conspiracy and involuntary manslaughter in the 1995 federal building bombing that killed 168 people. Timothy McVeigh was convicted of murder and executed.

Prison officials declined comment on Nichols' claims.