September 26, 2010 |
When the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig disaster sent a torrent of toxic oil into the Gulf of Mexico, there was at least one person — sitting at the moment in a federal penitentiary in Colorado — briskly penning, "I told you so. " Failures of technology don't get much bigger than this, and Theodore Kaczynski, whose murderous, 17-year revolution against technology as the Unabomber got him sentenced to life in prison, couldn't...
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February 19, 2011 |
Dr. Charles Epstein, a UC San Francisco medical geneticist who studied Down syndrome and pioneered genetic counseling for families with affected children, but whose career was temporarily interrupted by a vicious 1993 attack by the notorious Unabomber, died Feb. 15 at his home in Tiburon, Calif. He was 77 and had been battling pancreatic cancer. Epstein helped create a model genetics clinic, the first on the West Coast, and "helped establish and legitimize the profession of genetic counseling," Joann Boughman of the American Society of Human Genetics said last year when Epstein received the group's major leadership award.
June 19, 1996 |
Eleven weeks after Unabomber suspect Theodore John Kaczynski was arrested at his remote cabin in central Montana, a federal grand jury here indicted him Tuesday in four bombings, including ones that killed a Capitol lobbyist and a local merchant.
November 21, 1997 |
David Kaczynski, offering a window into the tortured mind of his brother, the alleged Unabomber, said Thursday that he cautioned prosecutors 18 months ago that Theodore Kaczynski would block any examination by their psychiatrists. In an interview with The Times, David Kaczynski, whose tip led the FBI to arrest his older brother, said he is disappointed with federal prosecutors because they ignored the warning and are pushing for a mental exam.
October 6, 1996 |
Theodore J. Kaczynski's brother, who gave authorities the initial tip that led to the Unabomber suspect's arrest, plans to quit his full-time youth shelter job to help with the defense. David Kaczynski, in a story in the Daily Gazette of Schenectady, said in a memo to co-workers: "I cannot go on indefinitely juggling my work and my personal responsibilities and expect to fulfill them both." Kaczynski, 46, said he instead will work part time at the shelter.
June 18, 1999 |
Theodore Kaczynski says the judge and defense lawyers at his Unabomber trial coerced him into pleading guilty, and he wants a federal appeals court to review the case. Kaczynski pleaded guilty in January 1998 to a string of bombings that killed three people and injured 23 others. After he was sentenced to life in prison, he requested a full trial. U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. ruled last month that Kaczynski's claims of coercion did not warrant a hearing.