Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Ted Kaczynski: The Unabomber

Ted Kaczynski

Theodore J. Kaczynski (AP)
Theodore J. Kaczynski

He lives in a ten by twelve cell. He escaped the death penalty. He's given cooking tips to a secret agent and written a screed on how Oklahoma bomber Timothy McVeigh got it wrong.

In short, he's full of gratuitous advice on how to run the world.

He's Unabomber Ted Kaczynski — one of society's most obnoxious.

His biggest worry? People will call him crazy.

He was born Theodore John Kaczynski in Chicago, on the 22nd of May 1942.

He has one younger brother, David.

His mother Wanda was widowed in 1990 when her husband Richard learned he had terminal cancer and took his own life.

Wanda and David were left to wonder how this son and brother evolved from brilliant academic to America's most wanted terrorist.

His mother had to face the cruel reality that her firstborn bombed, killed and maimed innocent people for nearly eighteen years — in a mindless crusade against progress.

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