posted on Aug, 23 2005 @ 03:04 PM
On Monday August 22nd the Atlanta Olympics bomber Eric Rudolph was sentenced to 4 life terms in Atlanta Federal Court. Rudolph was also sentenced for
his 1997 attacks on an abortion clinic and a gay club. He apologized to the families of the victims, saying he do anything to take that night back
Rudolph (38) will not be eligible for parole.
Olympic bomber is jailed for life
ATLANTA -- Serial bomber Eric Rudolph apologized yesterday to the victims of a deadly bomb he exploded at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, then sat calmly
as a judge jailed him for life.
Rudolph said he had not intended to harm bystanders but only to embarrass the US Government when he planted a powerful nail bomb in Centennial Olympic
Park on July 27, 1996.
The explosion killed a woman and injured more than 100 people.
'I sincerely hoped to achieve my objectives without harming innocent civilians,' Rudolph said.
'I would do anything to take back that night. To these victims, I apologize,' Rudolph told a court packed with those wounded in the Olympic bombing
and two other blasts at an abortion clinic and a gay club.
The 38-year-old will not be eligible for parole.
The Olympic bombing was designed to 'confound, anger and embarrass the Washington Government in the eyes of the world for its abominable sanctioning
of abortion on demand,' Rudolph said.
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I'm happy to see that he'll spend the rest of his life in prison. I would rather see him rot than rot on death row. I know that sounds strange, but
I'm sure there's a few out there that understand what I mean.
I just can't understand his reasoning. Rudolph said that the attacks were meant to embarrass and anger the Government. Seems to me that the only thing
he accomplished was creating outrage and disgust. We can't ALL agree ALL the time but that doesn't give anyone the right to do harm to Innocent people
because of strong beliefs.
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