December 26, 1996 |
As the mother of a Unabomber victim, Bessie Dudley said she had no hesitation last month when a federal prosecutor telephoned her suburban Sacramento home. "He called and asked if I believed in the death penalty, and I said yes," the 78-year-old said. And, as for her opinion of Theodore J. Kaczynski, the Unabomber suspect accused of killing her son, Dudley said he deserves to die: "I believe he killed my son, and he ought to pay for it." That conversation with Assistant U.S. Atty. R.
August 21, 1998 |
The Justice Department has given a $1-million reward to David Kaczynski for turning in his brother, Theodore, as the Unabomber. He has said he would use the money to ease the grief of families victimized by his brother's bombs. The decision to award the money to the Unabomber's younger brother was announced Thursday by Justice Department spokesman John Russell, who said the check was turned over to Kaczynski. Kaczynski was not immediately available for comment.
October 9, 1995 |
Law enforcement and U.S. government officials said Sunday that a man arrested here on weapon and traffic violations was not the elusive terrorist known as the Unabomber. Evanston Police Chief Gerald Cooper told a news conference that the FBI's UNABOM task force had been called in to question the man but had ruled him out as the serial bomber.
August 26, 1999 |
The Unabomber isn't done writing, not by a longshot. His manifesto behind him and his memoir only weeks from release, Theodore Kaczynski has written a parable for a magazine produced by students at the State University of New York at Binghamton. "Ship of Fools" tells of passengers and crew who spend their time griping about personal injustices instead of taking over the vessel from an insane crew. The boat eventually crashes into two icebergs and everyone dies.
March 2, 1999 |
In a new book, Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski says that he could forgive his brother for turning him in on two conditions: that he leaves his wife and actively works against modern society. "In this way, he would not only earn my personal forgiveness; what is more important, he would be cleansed and redeemed of his treason against the values that he once held in common with me and many other people," Kaczynski wrote of his brother, David.
July 3, 1995 |
On the 13th anniversary of the notorious Unabomber's first bombing at the University of California, police here revealed Sunday that the serial terrorist last week sent a package of documents to the campus office of a psychology professor. University police Capt. Bill Foley said that the professor opened a flat package that he thought looked like a thesis but quickly "realized it had some connection with the Unabomber case" and called police.
February 20, 1997 |
Federal prosecutors said Wednesday they have a "bona fide need" for new handwriting samples from Unabomber suspect Theodore Kaczynski, beyond the scores of letters to his brother already in the government's possession. The U.S. attorney's office said it needs newly written examples of Kaczynski's printing and writing to compare with materials seized at his Montana cabin, where Kaczynski was arrested April 3.
December 14, 1998 |
Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski committed numerous acts of vandalism near his mountain home and may have shot a miner, according to a new book by a man who considers himself Kaczynski's friend. "Unabomber: The Secret Life of Ted Kaczynski--His 25 Years in Montana" describes Kaczynski as being a man motivated more by anger and hatred than by his reported concern for the environment or distrust of technology.
September 14, 1996 |
Prosecutors want the trial of Unabomber suspect Theodore Kaczynski to begin on March 31, but his lawyer says he does not think a trial will begin that soon. Prosecutors filed their request Friday in federal court, in advance of a status conference scheduled for next week, when attorneys and Judge Garland Burrell will discuss the progress of the case. Federal defender Quin Denvir, who is leading Kaczynski's defense team, said he does not think the trial will begin that soon.
November 25, 1997 |
A prospective juror who claimed to know nothing about the Unabomber case sat with her mouth agape Monday as she heard the charges against Theodore Kaczynski, then stared at him and gasped, "Did you do that?" Kaczynski stared at the woman but showed no reaction. The woman had just been asked by Kaczynski's lawyer, Judy Clarke, how she would feel about imposing the death penalty on a person who mailed bombs with the intent of killing the recipients.