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The murderer “Unabomber” placed in a prison hospital



(Washington) Ted Kaczynski, nicknamed “Unabomber” and whose parcel bombings traumatized America between 1978 and 1995, was recently moved from a high-security prison to a health-care facility.

The man, now 79, had been held in Florence, Colo., Top security prison – known to have housed famous prisoners like drug lord El Chapo – since his life sentence in 1998.

Federal authorities confirmed on Wednesday to Washington post that Ted Kaczynski was transferred on December 14 to a prison health care facility, the FMC Butner, in North Carolina, without giving further details on the state of health of the detainee.

From 1978 and for 18 years, this Harvard graduate sent sixteen bombs, hidden in postal packages, to various people and businesses, killing three and injuring 23.

The first targets are academics and airlines, which earned the assassin the nickname “Unabomber” (for “University and Airline Bomber”).

In September 1995, promising to stop sending bombs, the “Unabomber” got the New York Times and the Washington Post to publish a long manifesto in which he expressed a hatred of technology and the modern world.

Reading it, an inhabitant of the east coast of the United States, David Kaczynski, sees in it a similarity to the ancient writings of his brother Theodore, cut off from his family for years. He then alerted the FBI and, in April 1996, allowed his arrest.

A brilliant mathematician turned hermit, Theodore Kaczynski had embarked on a crusade against progress and technology, making his bombs in a cabin in the mountains of Montana (northwest) without running water or electricity.

A diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia did not prevent him from being tried and sentenced, in 1998, to life imprisonment, after having pleaded guilty.

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