|Real name:||Richard Allensworth Jewell|
|Born:||17 December 1962 |
|When did Richard Jewell die? / Died||29 August 2007|
|How many years did Richard Jewell live? / Lived||44 years|
|Where was Richard Jewell born?||Danville, Georgia, US|
|Where did Richard Jewell die? / Deathplace ||Woodbury, Georgia, US|
Who was Richard Jewell? / Facts
While working as a security guard for AT&T, he became known in connection with the Centennial Olympic Park bombing at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia
Discovering a backpack filled with three pipe bombs on the park grounds, Jewell alerted police and helped to evacuate the area before the bomb exploded, saving many people from injury or death
Initially hailed by the media as a hero, Jewell was later considered a suspect, before ultimately being cleared
Jewell's case is considered an example of the damage that can be done by media based on bias
- Despite never being charged, he underwent a "trial by media" with great toll on his personal and professional life
- Jewell was eventually completely exonerated, and Eric Rudolph was later found to have been the bomber
- He died of diabetes at age 44
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Last update: 04 October 2019
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