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Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 12:49pm

Boston Terror Recalls Olympic Bombings

As the FBI investigates the Monday bombings at the Boston Marathon, Georgians are remembering the Olympic bombing in 1996.

An Albany woman was killed by the blast, a cameraman suffered a fatal heart attack and 111 people were injured when a pipe bomb exploded in Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta. Security guard Richard Jewell, who discovered the device, was initially a suspect. Eric Rudolph was eventually caught and convicted of the crime.

Kent Alexander is currently General Counsel at CARE. In 1996, he was U.S. Attorney in Atlanta. He wrote the letter clearing Richard Jewell of any wrongdoing.

Alexander spoke to GPB's Ellen Reinhardt about the lessons learned from the Olympic Park investigation and the challenges facing investigators in Boston.