By Mark Winne
ATLANTA (WSB/CNN) - The man convicted of bombing Atlanta's Centennial Park during the 1996 Olympics is working on an autobiography.
Eric Rudolph is requesting materials from authorities to put in his book, forcing a law enforcement agency that helped hunt him down to now help him.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says its forensic artist, Marla Lawson, drew two sketches of Eric Rudolph to catch him when he was on the loose after the Olympic Park Bombing.
The GBI champions open records, so it has no choice but to honor a pair of requests on behalf of Rudolph, even if it means one of the sketches may now help him.
"Three people died as a result of his actions and it's regrettable that we have to comply but we will," said Vernon Keenan with the GBI.
A September letter from attorney Bill Bowen mentions he's one of the attorneys who represented Rudolph, who "is currently confined in the federal supermax prison in Florence, Colorado."
It says Rudolph's writing an autobiography and would like to use Ms. Lawson's sketch on the cover.
"Who would buy a book from a person like that," said Lawson.
A second letter indicates it's from Rudolph's brother, Daniel, and that he's doing maps with routes and campsites.
He describes a format to put the sketch in.
"This was a specific provision of his plea agreement that if he were to write a book and were to make any money that that money is immediately assignable to the victims of his crimes," said US Attorney Sally Yates.
Bowen says Rudolph would not personally profit off the book, nor would he, that Rudolph realizes that would be prohibited.
[Reporter]: "Does it upset you that you gotta sort of help him now?"
"Yes, it does," said Keenan.
The GBI's John Bankhead says since the Rudolph sketch, Lawson has produced thousands of sketches or sculptures for police statewide as a GBI artist, and now her daughter Kelly is training to take over.