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FBI to Offer $1 Million for Suspect in Bombing of Abortion Clinic

<i> Associated Press</i>

The FBI is preparing to add Eric Robert Rudolph, charged with the nation’s first fatal bombing of an abortion clinic, to its 10 most wanted list and offer a $1-million reward for his capture, officials said Wednesday.

Bureau officials had originally planned to announce that the 31-year-old carpenter from Murphy, N.C., was added to the list Wednesday but postponed that until next week while they obtain the expected approval from the Justice Department to boost the reward from $100,000 to $1 million, according to Justice officials who requested anonymity.

Rudolph has eluded capture since the Jan. 29 bombing at the New Woman All Women Health Care Clinic in Birmingham, Ala. A guard was killed and a nurse was injured.

Rudolph could get the death penalty if convicted.

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On March 17, the task force investigating the Birmingham bombing was formally merged with an older task force assigned to solve three bombings in Atlanta, including one at Centennial Olympic Park in July 1996.

Officials say they do not have enough evidence to charge Rudolph in any of the other blasts.


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