Federal judge dismisses Oklahoma City bomber’s suit against prison officials over foodBy AP
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Judge dismisses Okla. City bomber’s food lawsuit
DENVER — A judge in Denver has dismissed claims by Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols that prison officials violated his constitutional rights by depriving him of a diet rich in whole grains, fiber, raw fruits and vegetables.
U.S. District Judge Christine Arguello said in a ruling issued Monday that Nichols didn’t support his claims that the prison’s food amounts to cruel and unusual punishment and violates his right to free exercise of religion.
Nichols sued last year, saying the food served at the federal prison in Florence, Colo., violated his religious beliefs by causing him to sin.
He 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.
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