Recently deceased Ted Kaczynski had previously made an effort to take his own life using a noose made from his own underwear.
The “Unabomber” – who is believed to have killed himself at a federal medical prison in Butner, North Carolina, on Saturday (June 10) aged 81 – conducted a horrifying domestic terror campaign that petrified the US and claimed the lives of three people and injured 23 more.
Harvard-educated Kaczynski was caught in 1998 and was sentenced to four life terms in prison, but just months before his trial he made an attempt on his life.
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On the night before his hearing, on January 9 1998, the mathematician “attempted to hang himself with his own underwear”, theTampa Bay Timesreported at the time.
Lou Blanas, who was the Sacramento County Undersheriff at the time, initially announced the incident which was later confirmed by the lawyer of Kaczynski’s brother, David.
The sibling had helped discover it was Ted that had been carrying out the bombings and turned him in after relations recognised the handwriting in the killer’s manifesto.
No mention was made of the suicide attempt in court.
It would not be until 25 years later that Kaczynski would die, found unresponsive in his cell at around 12.30am on June 10.
According to multiple sources heard by AP, Kaczynski killed himself.
He was diagnosed with late-stage cancer in December 2021 and was moved from a supermax to a medical facility subsequently.
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