An appeals court dismissed Eric Robert Rudolph's request for a new sentence for his involvement in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and Alabama abortion clinic bombings, upholding his life imprisonment under a 2005 plea agreement.
In a ruling by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Eric Robert Rudolph's plea for a new sentence was rejected, keeping him bound to the multiple life sentences he accepted in 2005 to avoid the death penalty. Rudolph, responsible for the deadly bombings at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and a Birmingham abortion clinic, argued for a resentencing based on a 2019 Supreme Court ruling. However, the court determined that he waived his rights to challenge his sentences post-conviction according to his plea deal. The 1996 Olympics bombing killed one and injured dozens, while the abortion clinic attack in 1998 killed a police officer and seriously injured a nurse.