May 20, 2011 |
Could the Unabomber and Chicago's Tylenol poisoner be one and the same? FBI agents investigating the Tylenol killings, unsolved for nearly 30 years, want Theodore Kaczynski's DNA, but they aren't saying whether there's any reason to believe he might be a match. The FBI confirmed Thursday that it wanted a new DNA sample from Kaczynski, an Illinois native who last week filed a handwritten motion seeking to halt a government auction of his belongings on the grounds they could help prove his innocence in the Tylenol case.
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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.
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...
February 13, 2001 |
A federal appeals court panel on Monday rejected Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski's bid for a new trial, ruling 2 to 1 that a trial judge had not coerced him into pleading guilty to three fatal bombings and had properly denied Kaczynski's request to represent himself. Judges Pamela Ann Rymer and Melvin Brunetti of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said Kaczynski's courtroom statements showed that he entered his plea voluntarily.
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.
May 5, 1998 |
Accusing prosecutors of trying to discredit him, an unrepentant Theodore Kaczynski was sentenced to four life terms in federal prison Monday, as a parade of his anguished victims pleaded for harsh retribution against the confessed Unabomber. "Lock him so far down so that when he does die, he'll be closer to hell. That's where the devil belongs," a New Jersey widow told a packed courtroom as she recounted the horror of seeing her husband's mangled body in their debris-strewn kitchen.