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Media Reports: Alleged Olympic Bomber to Plead Guilty


The man accused of the fatal bombing at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta has reportedly agreed to plead guilty in that case, as well as three other attacks.

U.S. media reports quoted Justice Department sources who said Eric Rudolph's plea agreement also includes the 1998 bombing of an Alabama abortion clinic that killed a police officer.

He is currently jailed in Alabama, where his trial was beginning in the abortion clinic case.

The guilty plea would allow Mr. Rudolph to avoid the death penalty.

Mr. Rudolph was arrested two years ago in the remote western mountains of North Carolina, where he had eluded capture for five years.

Some information for this story provided by AP.