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Richard JewellFalsely accusedin Olympic bombingHe was first identified as a hero in the the Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta in1996, credited with saving lives. Withinjust a few days, however, he was identified as the leading suspect in the bombing. Hewas profiled as exactly the type who would commit the act and then seek to take credit for helping discover it. It took more than threemonths before he would be exonerated andreceive a letter from the FBI that he was not a suspect. This case remains one of the moresensational in which media named someone as a suspect but who was never formally chargedwith a crime. It’s reasonable to say that serious questions remain about the conduct of both media and law enforcement. Jewell suffered from diabetes and heart disease and died in 2007 at the age of 44.The Richard Jewell Case
Jewell, a former Habersham County sheriff's deputy, became the FBI's prime suspect in the
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Richard Jewell, Centennial Olympic Park bombing, Eric Robert Rudolph