The domestic terrorist known as the Unabomber is serving eight consecutive life sentences in federal prison.
It was the case of a lifetime, and it had taken nearly a generation to unfold.
Federal authorities finally arrested Theodore J. Kaczynski, known as the Unabomber, in a one-room cabin deep in the Montana wilderness, after receiving a tip from his brother.
For an astounding 18 years, Kaczynski, a math whiz and former college professor, had outwitted the law, waging a war against what he perceived to be the evils of technology.
Kaczynski was a homegrown terrorist whose murderous bombs and booby traps targeted universities, airlines and terrorized America.
Between 1978 and 1995, Kaczynski placed or mailed 16 bombs that killed three people and maimed 23 others.
Before he was identified as the Unabomber, Kaczynski demanded newspapers publish a long manuscript he had written, saying the killings would continue otherwise.
Both the New York Times and Washington Post published the 35,000-word manifesto later that year at the recommendation of the Attorney General and the Director of the FBI. It appeared under Kaczynski’s pseudonym FC (for Freedom Club).