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Federal Appeals Court Delivers Verdict In Olympics Bomber Case

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A federal appeals court upheld the life sentences of Atlanta Olympics bomber Eric Robert Rudolph, who pleaded guilty to the 1996 bombing and three other attacks to avoid the death penalty.

The court ruled that he is still bound by the terms of his agreement.

“Eric Rudolph is bound by the terms of his own bargain. He negotiated to spare his life, and in return he waived the right to collaterally attack his sentences in any post-conviction proceedings,” Judge Britt Grant wrote.

Rudolph had sought a new sentence based on a 2019 Supreme Court ruling, but his request was denied.

Despite his writings from prison, victims focused on keeping him incarcerated.

“As far as I’m concerned, he’s out of sight, out of mind,” John Hawthorne said. “I don’t mind him saying whatever he’s going to say as long as they keep him locked up.”

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