Eric Rudolph will spend the rest of his life in jail--which is what he deserves and can only be a small downgrade from being on the run from the FBI the last few years, living in the woods.
I don't believe in the death penalty no matter, and I don't think it's a deterrent to crime, but in this case it may have been a deterrant to trial. Prosecutors got a confession, defense saved his life. It's a judicial win-win.
And talkleft has a brief profile of the incarceration that faces him. Like the secret lair of a bad superhero show, the facility that will likely house him in Colorado is also home to many other evil masterminds:
Richard Reid, "Shoe Bomber" - along with:Do you think they sit around and develop evil plots to escape and take over the world?
THEODORE KACZYNSKI, 56, the Unabomber, serving four consecutive life sentences.
TERRY NICHOLS, 43, now serving life for the Oklahoma City bombing
CHARLES HARRELSON, 59, the father of actor Woody Harrelson, is serving two life sentences for the murder of a federal judge.
RAYMOND LUC LEVASSEUR, 51, member of a U.S. radical group, serving 40 years for bombing buildings and attempted bombings in the 1970s.
EYAD ISMOIL, 27, serving 240 years for driving the rental van holding the bomb in the World Trade Center attack.
YU KIKUMURA, 46, Japanese Red Army terrorist, serving 30 years for transporting bombs in preparation for an attack on a Navy recruiting center.
LUIS FELIPE, 35, leader of New York's Latin Kings gang, who ordered the murders of six gang members from his jail cell and is serving a life sentence.