Eric Rudolph's Memoir Free Online
Eric Rudolph, the bomb-making terrorist who killed two and hid in the mountains, is giving away his life story. He's serving a life sentence in federal prison.
News 13's Sherrill Barber talked with the officer who caught him. Sergeant Jeff Postell is now an officer with the Boston College Police. He says in a phone interview that the self-admitted murderer continues to work on his image from behind the prison walls.
Rudolph's brother published the bomber's autobiography called, "Between The Lines of Drift, The Memoirs of a Militant" in February of this year. Now it's free online for everyone to see. It details his anti-abortion, anti-gay beliefs and how he carried out four bombings in Atlanta and Birmingham in the 1990's. In the book he describes how he planned the bombing during the 1996 Olympics, carrying a 100 pound bomb into Centennial Olympic Park. He also tells how he broke into an Asheville explosives company and stole 50 pounds of dynamite. After bombings in Atlanta and Birmingham abortion clinics, he hid in the Western North Carolina mountains for five years.
Sergeant Postell says Rudolph's book has no terrorist information that's new to the internet. But he says Rudolph's arrest shows how basic police work can take a dangerous person off the streets.