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FBI wants judge to toss Oklahoma City bombing video case

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Posted at 11:26 AM, Aug 08, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-08 13:26:16-04

SALT LAKE CITY — The FBI is asking a federal judge to toss a Utah lawyer’s case that seeks a videotape that purports to show a second suspect in the Oklahoma City bombing.

In court papers filed in U.S. District Court and obtained by FOX 13, the FBI claims Jesse Trentadue “has put forward no credible evidence of any other location or search method likely to yield additional tapes or documents that match the parameters of Plaintiff’s request under the Freedom of Information Act.”

Read the FBI’s motion here:

A trial over Trentadue’s request for the videotape wrapped up earlier this month with a ruling anticipated before the end of the year.

Trentadue sued the FBI, claiming it withheld information from him about the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168. He was seeking the information as part of a wrongful death lawsuit he filed against the government over the death of his brother.

Trentadue claims the FBI mistook his brother, Kenneth Trentadue, for a co-conspirator and beat him to death during an interrogation. The FBI claims Kenneth Trentadue hanged himself in his cell.