updated 5/18/2006 9:23:44 AM ET 2006-05-18T13:23:44

Terry Nichols has sent a letter from prison asking for leniency -- not for himself, but for his son.

The Oklahoma City bombing conspirator's 23-year-old son has been sentenced to four years in prison for assaulting two police officers and driving a stolen car.

Josh Nichols was convicted in March. Two Las Vegas police officers had seen him getting into a stolen car in October. One of the officers was dragged by the vehicle and another was partially inside.

Nichols apologized yesterday in court. His lawyer says the younger Nichols has signed a deal to write a book about his life as Terry Nichols' son.

In his letter asking for leniency for his son, Terry Nichols also said he has information that should prompt a new inquiry into the Oklahoma City bombing.

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