Eric Rudolph trial may be moved

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 12 (UPI) -- The hearing on whether to move the trial of accused bomber Eric Rudolph out of Birmingham, Ala., will be held in Huntsville.

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HIGHLANDS, N.C., June 3 (UPI) -- A "neighbor" of mine was arrested last week. Eric Rudolph was captured in Murphy, N.C., and promptly turned over to the FBI who always (try to) get their man. B

Rudolph pleads innocent to clinic bombing

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 3 (UPI) -- Eric Rudolph pleaded innocent Tuesday to charges of bombing a Birmingham abortion clinic, killing an off-duty police officer and severely wounding a nurse. Rudo

Eric Rudolph to be tried in Alabama

ASHEVILLE, N.C., June 2 (UPI) -- Eric Rudolph, captured in Murphy, N.C., this weekend and arrested on charges involving bombings in Atlanta and Birmingham, Ala., made his first appearance in fe

Ashcroft: First Rudolph trial in Alabama

WASHINGTON, June 2 (UPI) -- Attorney General John Ashcroft said Monday the Justice Department would seek to have Atlanta Olympic bombing suspect Eric Rudolph tried first in Alabama, where
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Eric Rudolph to be tried in Alabama

ASHEVILLE, N.C., June 2 (UPI) --

Ashcroft statement on Eric Rudolph

WASHINGTON, May 31 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft released a statement Saturday confirming the arrest in western North Carolina of Eric Robert Rudolph, who has been charged i
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Eric Robert Rudolph (born September 19, 1966), also known as the Olympic Park Bomber, is a terrorist responsible for a series of bombings across the southern United States between 1996 and 1998, which killed two people and injured at least 150 others. The Federal Bureau of Investigation considers him a terrorist.

As a teenager Rudolph was taken by his mother to a Church of Israel compound in 1984; it is connected to the Christian Identity movement. Rudolph has denied that his crimes were religiously or racially motivated, Rudolph has also called himself a Roman Catholic in "the war to end this holocaust" (in reference to abortion).

He spent years on the FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives until he was caught in 2003. In 2005, as part of a plea bargain, Rudolph pled guilty to numerous federal and state homicide charges and accepted four consecutive life sentences in exchange for avoiding a trial and a potential death sentence.

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