Eric Robert Rudolph Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of convicted serial bomber Eric Robert Rudolph.Personal:...

Posted: Sep 5, 2018 1:52 AM
Updated: Sep 5, 2018 1:52 AM

Here is a look at the life of convicted serial bomber Eric Robert Rudolph.

Personal:
Birth date: September 19, 1966

Bombings

Crime, law enforcement and corrections

Criminal law

Law and legal system

North America

North Carolina

Sentencing

Southeastern United States

United States

Unrest, conflicts and war

Fast Facts

Olympics

Sports events

Continents and regions

The Americas

Birth place: Merritt Island, Florida

Birth name: Eric Robert Rudolph

Father: Robert Rudolph

Mother: Patricia (Murphy) Rudolph

Education: Attended Western Carolina University, 1985-1986

Military service: US Army, 1987-1989, discharged for smoking marijuana

Timeline:
1981 - After his father Robert dies, Rudolph moves from Florida with his mother and siblings to Nantahala, North Carolina.

1984 - Spends time at Church of Israel, a Christian Identity retreat in Schell City, Missouri.

1989 - Works as a self-employed carpenter in western North Carolina, eastern Tennessee and northern Georgia.

1996 - Begins using the aliases "Bob Randolph" and "Bob Rudolph."

July 27, 1996 - A bomb explodes in Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park during the Summer Olympic Games, killing two.

January 16, 1997 - A bomb explodes at an abortion clinic in the Atlanta suburb of Sandy Springs. An hour later, a second bomb explodes. Seven people are injured.

February 21, 1997 - A bomb explodes at the Otherside Lounge, a lesbian nightclub in northeast Atlanta, injuring four people. Investigators find a second bomb before it detonates.

January 29, 1998 - A bomb hidden beneath a shrub explodes at the New Woman All Women Clinic in Birmingham, Alabama. Robert Sanderson, a 35-year-old off-duty police officer working as a security guard, is killed. Nurse Emily Lyons, 41, is seriously injured. In his 2005 plea agreement, Rudolph admits that he detonated the bomb by remote control, as Sanderson stood over it.

January 30, 1998 - Law enforcement agencies begin looking for Rudolph after witnesses report seeing his gray 1989 Nissan pickup near the Birmingham clinic before the blast.

February 7, 1998 - Rudolph's abandoned truck is discovered by two raccoon hunters in the woods eight miles from Murphy, North Carolina. Hundreds of law enforcement officers conduct a door-to-door search and comb the woods, but Rudolph eludes them.

February 14, 1998 - A federal warrant is issued charging Rudolph with the Birmingham bombing.

March 8, 1998 - To protest what he feels is the persecution of his brother by the FBI and the media, Daniel Rudolph sets up a camera in his Summerville, South Carolina, garage. He cuts off his hand with a circular saw. It is later surgically reattached.

May 5, 1998 - Rudolph is added to the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list. A $1 million reward is offered for information leading to his arrest.

July 11, 1998 - Andrews, North Carolina, health food store owner George Nordmann tells authorities that Rudolph came to his Nantahala home July 7 asking to buy food and other supplies. Nordmann says that at first he agreed, and then changed his mind.

October 14, 1998 - Rudolph is formally charged with the bombings at Centennial Olympic Park, New Woman Clinic and the Otherside nightclub.

May 31, 2003 - Rudolph is captured and arrested in Murphy, North Carolina, by 21-year-old rookie police officer Jeff Postell.

June 3, 2003 - Pleads not guilty at an arraignment hearing.

April 8, 2005 - Agrees to plead guilty to all charges against him in exchange for life sentences with no possibility of parole.

April 13, 2005 - Pleads guilty to the Birmingham, Alabama, abortion clinic bombing.

April 13, 2005 - Pleads guilty to the three Atlanta area bombings in Georgia, then releases an 11-page statement blaming the violence on the legalization of abortion. Rudolph denies that he is an anarchist.

July 18, 2005 - US District Judge Lynwood Smith sentences Rudolph to two life terms in connection with the January 1998 Birmingham bombing.

August 22, 2005 - Rudolph apologizes to his victims and their families for the 1996 bombing of Centennial Olympic Park while appearing in court for sentencing. He does not apologize for any of the other attacks to which he has confessed. He is sentenced to serve a total of four consecutive sentences of life in prison plus 120 years for the attacks. He is currently incarcerated at the Supermax prison in Florence, Colorado.

February 2013 - With help from his brother, Rudolph publishes his autobiography, "Between the Lines of Drift: The Memoirs of a Militant."

March 11, 2013 - The US Attorney's Office in Birmingham states in court documents it is seizing Rudolph's royalties from book sales, totaling $200, to pay back the $1 million Rudolph owes in restitution.

Huntsville
Broken Clouds
76° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 76°
Florence
Clear
77° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 79°
Fayetteville
Broken Clouds
75° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 75°
Decatur
Scattered Clouds
75° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 75°
Scottsboro
Broken Clouds
77° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 78°
WAAY Radar
WAAY WAAY-TV Cam
WAAY Temperatures

Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 18554

Reported Deaths: 651
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Mobile2284118
Jefferson1884103
Montgomery182343
Tuscaloosa82216
Marshall7059
Franklin5788
Lee55834
Shelby52220
Tallapoosa43266
Butler41918
Walker3812
Elmore3729
Chambers35926
Madison3464
Morgan2981
Unassigned2972
Baldwin2929
Dallas2873
Etowah26212
Lowndes25912
DeKalb2573
Autauga2395
Coffee2391
Sumter2287
Houston2265
Bullock2156
Pike2080
Colbert1872
Hale1799
Russell1770
Barbour1771
Marengo1746
Lauderdale1692
Calhoun1653
Wilcox1547
Choctaw15310
Cullman1501
Clarke1492
St. Clair1311
Randolph1287
Marion12411
Dale1230
Pickens1215
Talladega1175
Limestone1080
Chilton1051
Greene954
Winston910
Macon874
Jackson833
Henry812
Covington811
Crenshaw783
Bibb761
Escambia753
Washington726
Blount631
Lawrence510
Monroe452
Geneva440
Perry420
Conecuh411
Coosa401
Cherokee383
Clay282
Lamar260
Fayette160
Cleburne151

Tennessee Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 24833

Reported Deaths: 388
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Davidson542965
Shelby5428119
Trousdale13944
Rutherford132128
Hamilton93516
Sumner93146
Lake8350
Bledsoe6101
Williamson57711
Putnam5196
Robertson5165
Tipton4593
Wilson4428
Knox4365
Out of TN4264
Bedford2954
Montgomery2833
Rhea2140
Hardeman2010
Madison1732
Bradley1611
Unassigned1610
Macon1583
Loudon1570
McMinn14414
Cheatham1350
Fayette1252
Cumberland1191
Dickson1180
Maury1050
Sevier942
Blount933
Washington750
Coffee740
Monroe692
Wayne640
Gibson631
Sullivan602
Lauderdale591
Hickman580
Dyer570
Franklin541
Greene522
Unicoi480
Obion433
Hamblen432
Marion421
Anderson411
DeKalb380
Smith371
White340
Hawkins342
Marshall331
Lawrence330
Haywood332
Overton320
Cannon320
Grundy311
Henry310
Lincoln290
Jefferson280
Carroll281
Meigs270
Weakley260
Warren260
Perry240
Hardin222
Cocke210
Sequatchie190
Carter191
Johnson190
Jackson190
Polk180
Campbell181
Morgan170
Roane160
Crockett162
Humphreys151
McNairy150
Henderson150
Stewart130
Claiborne120
Chester120
Fentress120
Giles120
Scott120
Grainger110
Clay80
Houston80
Benton71
Moore50
Decatur50
Van Buren40
Union40
Pickett30
Lewis30
Hancock10

 

 

Community Events