Convicted Bomber Heading to Colorado Prison

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Apologies to his victims won't spare a convicted bomber from more than four consecutive life sentences at a Colorado prison.

An Atlanta judge handed down the sentence -- plus 120 years -- to 38-year-old Eric Rudolph, who'll serve his time at the Supermax federal prison in Florence, Colorado.

Rudolph apologized for the 1996 Olympic bombing during his sentencing hearing Monday morning, saying he would "do anything to take that night back." He admitted that responsibility for the attack in Centennial Olympic Park -- quote -- "belongs to me and me alone."

Forty-four-year-old Alice Hawthorne died, and more than 100 other people were hurt.

Rudolph's apology contrasted earlier behavior, when he smiled and rolled his eyes as witnesses challenged his anti-abortion and anti-homosexual beliefs.

Rudolph will be housed in the same prison as Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski, would-be shoe-bomber Richard Reid, and Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols.

Supermax is a maximum security federal penitentiary located about 90 miles southeast of Denver.


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