- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 15, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A co-conspirator in the 1995 bombing of an Oklahoma City federal building wants a judge to force the FBI to return guns seized from his home 20 years ago so they can be given to his ex-wife or his sister.

Terry Nichols is serving consecutive life sentences in a Colorado prison for helping Timothy McVeigh bomb the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. Nichols wrote in a motion filed Monday in a Denver federal district court that his seized guns had nothing to do with the bombing and could be used to pay child support.

Nichols fathered two children with one of his ex-wives, The Oklahoman and the Tulsa World reported.

“About two years ago, the FBI informed Mr. Nichols of their intent to return to him his firearms, but asserted he could not possess them because he is a convicted Felon and thus could not return the firearms,” Nichols wrote in his motion. He cited in his motion a U.S. Supreme Court decision issued in May that said a judge can order the transfer of guns to a third party.

Nichols’ motion states that he refused the FBI’s request to sign a waiver so that his guns could be destroyed. He said the guns weren’t stolen but “legitimately purchased.”

A FBI spokesman in Oklahoma City said his agency doesn’t have an official response to Nichols’ request at this time.

Nichols also wrote that “under no circumstances” should the weapons be given, sold or loaned to his brother or his.

Nichols was convicted of conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction and of involuntary manslaughter of eight federal agents. He was sentenced to 161 consecutive sentences of life in prison without the possibility of parole for the murder of civilians.

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