Trial of Unabomb suspect set for November 1997
November 22, 1996
From Correspondent Rusty Dornin
SACRAMENTO, California (CNN) -- The trial of Unabomb suspect Ted Kaczynski on charges of sending four bombs, two of them deadly, will begin almost a year from now. The November 12, 1997, trial date allows defense lawyers more time to prepare than prosecutors had wanted.
The date was set Friday by U.S. District Judge Garland Burrell during a hearing in Sacramento. Defense lawyers argued they needed more time to study evidence.
Kaczynski appeared in court for the first time since he was arraigned in Sacramento on June 25. That was when he was arraigned and pleaded innocent to a 10-count indictment accusing him of four Unabomb attacks in Sacramento that killed two people and maimed two others.
He also faces charges in New Jersey in the death of an advertising executive there. The former mathematics professor who became a Montana recluse is scheduled to be arraigned on those charges next month.
On Friday, Kaczynski was wearing a brown tweed jacket, his hair and beard were neatly cropped, and he looked relaxed as he sat between his attorneys, chatting with them and smiling from time to time.
Kaczynski is accused of being the shadowy Unabomber who killed the three people and injured 23 during an anti-technology bombing campaign between 1978 and 1995.
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