Unabomber Dead At 81

Posted June 10, 2023 by with 1 comment

You will of course remember this being a huge story in the mid-90’s when they finally caught him. Now, “Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski is dead. Via ABC:

Ted Kaczynski, the convicted terrorist known as the Unabomber, was found dead in his prison cell early Saturday, according to a Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesperson. He was 81.

Kaczynski was found unresponsive in his cell around 12:30 a.m. ET and transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Kaczynski was previously in a maximum security facility in Colorado but was moved to a federal medical center in Butner, North Carolina, in December 2021 due to poor health.

Kaczynski, who went nearly 20 years without being captured until his arrest in 1996, was considered America’s most prolific bomber.

Kaczynski mailed 16 bombs that killed three people and injured a couple dozen others over the span of nearly 20 years. Just before he was captured, the New York Times and Washington Post published a 35,000-word manifesto from Kaczynski, at the urging of the FBI and U.S. attorney general. He was later identified and turned in by his own brother and sister-in-law, who gave this interview in 2016:

Despite the murders and maimings, SNL poked fun at the serial killer shortly after his arrest in 1996:

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