Theodore ‘Ted’ Kaczynski, aka ‘Unabomber’, dies in federal prison | Wagon Radio 720

WASHINGTON (AP) – Harvard-educated mathematician Theodore “Ted” Ted, who spent 17 years in a dingy hut in the Montana wilderness and carried out a bombing campaign that killed three and wounded 23 others. Kaczynski died Saturday. he was 81 years old.

Kaczynski, who was branded a “Unabomber” by the FBI, died at the Federal Prison Medical Center in Buttner, North Carolina, Federal Prison Service spokeswoman Christy Bresciars told The Associated Press. He was found unresponsive in his cell early Saturday morning and was pronounced dead around 8 a.m., officials said. His cause of death was not immediately known.

Before being transferred to a prison medical facility, he had been held in federal Supermax Prison in Florence, Colorado since May 1998, serving four life sentences and 30 years on charges of terrorist activity that unrested colleges across the country. was sentenced to He admitted to committing 16 bombings between 1978 and 1995, causing permanent and serious injuries to some of the victims.

Years before the 9/11 attacks and the anthrax mailing incident, the Unabomber’s lethal home-made bomb changed the way Americans mailed packages and boarded planes, and in July 1995, was killed on the West Coast. even effectively shut down air travel.

In September 1995, he collaborated with The New York Times to publish a 35,000-word manifesto, “Industrial Society and Its Future,” in which he argued that modern society and technology have created an unnatural feeling for The Washington Post. I forced the painful decision to announce. Helplessness and alienation.

However, it led to his ruin. Kaczynski’s brother David and David’s wife Linda Patrick took notice of the tone of the paper and tipped off to the FBI, which had been hunting the Unabomber for years in the nation’s longest and most expensive investigation.

In April 1996, authorities found him in a 10-by-14-foot (3-by-4-meter) plywood and tar paper shack outside Lincoln, Montana. The hut contained a diary, an encrypted diary, explosive material, and two completed bombs.

As an elusive criminal mastermind, the Unabomber has earned sympathizers comparisons to Daniel Boone, Edward Abbey, and Henry David Thoreau.

But once revealed to be a wild-eyed hermit with long hair and a beard who survives a Montana winter in a one-room cabin, Kaczynski is less a romantic antihero than a pathetic loner. It left an impression on many people.


Balsamo reported from Miami. The story includes biographical material written by former Associated Press reporter Derek Rose. Theodore ‘Ted’ Kaczynski, aka ‘Unabomber’, dies in federal prison | Wagon Radio 720

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