Rudolph pleads guilty to Alabama abortion clinic bombing

[JURIST] Eric Rudolph [Wikipedia profile], who last week agreed to plead guilty [JURIST report] to the Atlanta Olympic bombings, pleaded guilty Wednesday to the 1998 Birmingham abortion clinic bombing [indictment, PDF], which killed two people and left over 100 wounded. Under the plea agreement, Rudolph will receive four consecutive life prison terms, but will not face the death penalty. Following Wednesday's hearing in Alabama, Rudolph was flown to Atlanta where he will plead guilty to charges [indictment, PDF] stemming from three other bombings, including one during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. AP has more. The Birmingham News has local coverage.

4:10 PM ET - AP is reporting that Rudolph has now pleaded guilty to the 1996 Olympics bombing and two other Atlanta-area bombings.

 

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