June 20, 1996 |
A hearing intended to clear the way for Unabomber suspect Theodore J. Kaczynski to be moved here--possibly this weekend--has been set for Friday in Helena, Mont. A federal grand jury in Sacramento on Tuesday returned a 10-count indictment against Kaczynski, blaming the former UC Berkeley math professor in the bombing deaths of a Capitol lobbyist and a Sacramento computer store owner and of injuring a UC San Francisco geneticist and a Yale University computer scientist.
June 11, 1997 |
Diogenes Angelakos, a UC Berkeley electrical engineer who was one of the Unabomber's first victims, has died of prostate cancer, the school said Tuesday. He was 77. Angelakos, who died Saturday at his Berkeley home, had battled the disease for more than six years. The scientist was serving as director of the Electronics Research Laboratory at UC Berkeley on July 2, 1982, when he grabbed the handle of a booby-trapped package in a coffee room. The pipe bomb exploded, mangling his right hand.
September 20, 1997 |
A federal judge late Friday ordered Unabomber suspect Theodore Kaczynski to submit to a mental examination by a government expert. Kaczynski's attorneys had argued that such a face-to-face exam was unwarranted, and that prosecutors instead could rely on medical and other records of their client. But U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. said that approach would pose "the risk of having the prosecution surprised with expert testimony."
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.
April 16, 1997 |
An FBI laboratory appraisal of some Unabomber-related explosive devices suffers from so many problems that authorities need to "undertake a detailed review." But prosecutors say they do not plan to rely on any of the disputed analysis at the trial of defendant Theodore J. Kaczynski.
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.