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Jewell feared media, electric chair

Jewell January 8, 1997
Web posted at: 11:15 a.m. EST

NEW YORK (CNN) -- The former security guard cleared by the FBI of involvement in the bombing at an Atlanta park during the Olympics said in a published interview that his life was irrevocably changed by the events of the summer.

Richard Jewell told Vanity Fair magazine that he felt like a prisoner in his apartment and that he feared that reporters camped outside were using sound dishes to listen to his private conversations.

He also said he feared being falsely convicted and put to death in the electric chair.

More than 100 people were injured and one person was killed when a pipe bomb exploded on July 27 during a late night concert at Centennial Olympic Park. No arrests have been made in the case, and the investigation is ongoing.

Jewell is scheduled to appear Wednesday on CNN's "Larry King Live" at 9 p.m. EST.


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