Monday, July 18, 2005

Victim aims to confront Rudolph at sentencing

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (AP) -- Confessed bomber Eric Rudolph, who remained defiant when he admitted setting deadly explosions in Birmingham and Atlanta, has only discussed his reasons in written statements.
Yet one of his victims hopes to get some glimmer of response from Rudolph when she comes face to face with the anti-abortion extremist in court Monday for a sentencing hearing."You did not shut the clinic down. You did not shut me down," said Emily Lyons, who was critically injured in the 1998 blast outside a Birmingham abortion clinic where she worked as a nurse.
Her message for Rudolph: His crimes only made her stronger. "I want to see if it registers with him, or to see if it's just more of that blank look," Lyons said in an interview last week....


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