Olympic Park Bomber pens Autobiography

By Mark Winne (CNN)-The man convicted of bombing Atlanta's Centennial Park during the 1996 Olympics is working on an autobiography. Eric Rudolph is requesting materials from authorities to put in his book.

“Mr. Rudolph may have a right to tell his story…”
“He has a lot of nerve.”
“But he doesn't have a right to profit from it.”

The
Georgia Bureau of Investigation says it's forensic artist, Marla
Lawson, drew two sketches of Eric Rudolph to catch him when he was on
the loose after the Olympic Park bombing and three others.

The GBI
champions open records so it has no choice but to honor a pair of
requests in behalf of Rudolph, even if it means one of the sketches may
now help him. “Three people died as a result of his actions and it's regrettable that we have to comply but we will.”

A
September letter from attorney Bill Bowen mentions he's one of the
attorneys who represented Rudolph, who quote: “is currently
confined in the federal supermax prison in Florence, Colorado.”

It says Rudolph's writing an autobiography and would like to use Ms. Lawson's sketch on the cover.
“Who would buy a book from a person like that?”

A second letter indicates its from Rudolph's brother Daniel and that he's doing maps with routes and campsites. He describes a format to put the sketch in. US Attorney Sally Yates:
“This
was a specific provision of his plea agreement that if he were to write
a book and were to make any money that that money is immediately
assignable to the victims of his crimes.”

Attorney Bowen says
Rudolph would not personally profit off the book, nor would he that Rudolph realizes that would be prohibited.

“Does it upset you that you gotta sort of help him now?”
“Yes, it does.”

The GBI's John Bankhead says since the Rudolph sketch Marla's produced
thousands of sketches or sculptures for police statewide as a GBI
artist.

And now her daughter Kelly's training to take over.

“I only draw what I draw to help victims.”