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Document Swap Agreed To in Unabomber Case

November 15, 1996| From Associated Press

SACRAMENTO — Prosecutors in the trial of Unabomber suspect Theodore Kaczynski will give defense lawyers most of the documents they want--except the handwritten notes of federal agents who searched Kaczynski's Montana cabin.

Among the documents that will be turned over are reports of agents' interviews with Kaczynski's brother, David, his mother and a number of people with whom the reclusive Kaczynski had contact while living in his cabin near Lincoln, Mont.

The U.S. attorney's office disclosed the agreement in a brief filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court.

In return, defense attorneys Quin Denvir and Judy Clarke have agreed to give prosecutors their interviews with the same people. The defense still wants the agents' handwritten notes and other material that they say is necessary for their case.

A hearing on the issue is scheduled Monday before U.S. Magistrate Gregory Hollows.

Kaczynski, 54, is being held in the Sacramento County Jail on a 10-count indictment on charges of killing a timber lobbyist and a computer rental store owner a decade apart in Sacramento. He is also charged in New Jersey with a fatal 1994 blast and is scheduled to be arraigned in that case Dec. 10.

Kaczynski is charged in all three deaths attributed to the Unabomber and with eight bombings in six states that left 23 people injured over 18 years. The New Jersey bombing was the only one for which the Unabomber publicly claimed responsibility.

Kaczynski was arrested April 3, after David Kaczynski alerted authorities that he suspected his brother might be the elusive bomber.

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