May 2, 2012
A key figure in the Oklahoma City bombing case has died. Hoppy Heidelberg was a grand juror empaneled by the federal government to gather evidence following the attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995.
The attack killed 168 people, including 19 children under the age of 6.
All of the evidence is the case centered around Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols. Witnesses were not subpoenaed who had seen a third person in the case, John Doe #2.
Hoppy was dismissed by federal Judge David Russell for asking to question evidence presented by the government.
“I think they (the government) knows who John Doe #2 is, and they are protecting him,”Heidelberg told Jubilee Magazine. “This is because John Doe #2 is either a government agent or informant and they can’t afford for that to get out.”
Hoppy was born in Midland, Texas. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Patsy Cooper Heidelberg of San Antonio, Texas, and two children.
Hoppy Heidelberg’s obituary was posted on The Oklahoman website on May 2.
Mr. Heidelberg appeared on the Alex Jones Show last December to talk about how the OKC attack was exploited by then president Clinton to pass anti-terrorism legislation:
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