R.I.P. Richard Jewell
Richard Jewell, falsely implicated in the Atlanta bombing murders, died today. He was 44 and is believed to have died of natural causes, probably kidney or diabetes-related problems.
Jewell will always be known as a casualty of a police rush to judgment:
After 12 weeks of scrutiny following the bombing, Jewell was cleared by the FBI and U.S. Attorney Kent Alexander in an unprecedented government acknowledgment of wrongful accusation. "I am not the Olympic park bomber," Jewell told reporters after being cleared. "I am a man who has lived 88 days afraid of being arrested for a crime I did not commit."
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