Unabomber, the terrorist who caused panic in the U.S. for two decades, found dead in cell

Unabomber, the terrorist who caused panic in the U.S. for two decades, found dead in cell

Terrorist Theodore Kaczynski, known as Unabomber, was found dead in his cell. ‘Unabomber’was found dead Saturday in his cell at a federal prison in North Carolina, an FBI spokesman confirmed.

U.S. federal authorities have not clarified the cause of death of the 81-year-old Kaczynski, who was serving a life sentence for killing three people and injuring 23 others in a series of letter bombs sent to universities, airlines and other businesses between 1978 and 1995.

Precisely, the nickname ‘Unabomber’ comes from the nickname of. “University and Airline Bomber”. (University and Airline Bomber) which the FBI used to refer to him.

Kaczynski has died in the medical center at Butner federal prison in North Carolina, where he had been transferred in 2021 due to his poor health.

Unabomber after his arrest (left) and Paul Bettany in 'Manhunt: Unabomber'.

Until his transfer to that prison, the terrorist had been serving time in the Florence maximum security prisonin Colorado, known for being one of the harshest conditions in the United States.

Two decades of bombs and terror

His story captured the imagination of the American public in the 1990s after nearly two decades of horror.

Kaczynski was a mathematical genius who entered Harvard University at the age of 16 and, at 25, was already an assistant professor at the prestigious Berkeley University.

However, he left academic life and, in the early 1970s, moved away from civilization to live in a cabin in rural Montana, where he had no running water, lit himself with self-made candles, and lived by hunting rabbits.

From that cabin, Kaczynski began to send explosives as a rejection of the role of technology in civilization.

He himself made his plea against technology public in. a 35,000-word manifesto -known as the Unabomber Manifesto- which they published in 1995. The Washington Post y The New York Times at the Government’s request, as the Kaczynski promised to “desist from terrorism” if his words were disseminated.

In that text, the terrorist justified his attacks in order to. preserve humanity and nature In the face of technology and exploitation. “I don’t believe in anything. I don’t even believe in those who worship nature or those who worship the wild. I am perfectly prepared to throw garbage in a forest that is of no use to me. I often throw cans among the trees,” he asserted.

Many of his victims lost fingers when they opened the explosive letters. The fact that the violence was so random provoked great nervousness in society American society at the time.

Finally, Kaczynski was eventually arrested in 1996pleaded guilty two years later and was sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.

Kayleigh Williams