Defense opposes computers in Unabomber suspect's trial
September 10, 1997
Web posted at: 1:25 p.m. EDT (1725 GMT)
SACRAMENTO, California (CNN) -- Defense lawyers for Unabomber
suspect Theodore Kaczynski want computers banned from court
in his trial this fall.
The attorneys argued Tuesday that using computers in court
could lead to a "televised show-and-tell" that would inflame
the jury against their client.
Prosecutors have proposed using a computerized system that
would transfer the numerous documents and photographs in the
case onto compact disc. Television and computer monitors
would be used to display the documents for the judge, the
jury and attorneys on both sides.
Kaczynski, 55, faces trial November 12 on a 10-count federal
indictment charging him with four of the 16 bombings
attributed to the Unabomber. Two of the four blasts were
fatal. The former Berkeley math professor is charged
separately in a fatal New Jersey bombing.