Retired investigator suggests theory about Rudolph

A retired investigator says the hatred of the government that's thought to propel bombing suspect Eric Rudolph's alleged crimes stems from the death of his father.

Charles Stone is a retired Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent who was assigned to the task force that hunted Rudolph.

Stone's theory is that Rudolph joined up with white supremacists because the United States had refused to approve a drug, laetrile, that Rudolph thought would help his father fight cancer.

The director of California State University's Center for the Study for Hate and Extremism says Rudolph wrote an essay in high school denying the Holocaust took place, and says he was part of the white supremacy movement from early on. Brian Levin says Rudolph sees himself as a "holy warrior."

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