Eric Rudolph pleads guilty to avoid death sentence
Friday, April 8, 2005, who was on the 's most wanted list and a fugitive bomber for more than five years, has reached a deal with prosecutors that gives him life in prison instead of a possible death sentence.
Rudolph will plead guilty to a string of bombings — an Georgia; a , women's clinic in 1998. He was facing trial on other bombing charges including a lesbian night club and another women's clinic, both in the Atlanta area.in ,
Although one of the victims said she thought the plea bargain put too little penalty on Rudolf for his crimes, prosecutors said it was better to make a deal to put Rudolf in prison for life and protect others from future attack.
- CNN's Henry Schuster, Terry Frieden and Kelli Arena contributed to this report.. "Sources: Rudolph agrees to plead guilty" — , April 8, 2005