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1996 Olympic Bomber to Plead Guilty to 4 Blasts

The man accused of setting off a deadly blast during the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta is expected to plead guilty to that bombing and three others Wednesday.

Eric Rudolph appeared Wednesday in a Birmingham, Alabama courtroom, where he pleaded guilty to a 1998 abortion clinic bombing. That bombing killed a police officer.

Later, he will be taken to a federal court in Atlanta, where he is set to plead guilty to the Olympic bombing, and blasts that hit a women's clinic and a gay nightclub.

The July 1996 blast at Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park killed a woman and injured more than 100 people.

A plea bargain with prosecutors will spare Rudolph the death penalty. But he is expected to receive four consecutive life terms in prison without parole. Formal sentencing will come at a later date.

Some information for this report provided by AP.