'Unabomber' faces more charges

The man branded as the "Unabomber", Theodore Kaczynski, a brilliant former mathematics professor who ended up a social misfit, was charged yesterday with four of the Unabomber's mail-bomb attacks and could face the death penalty. The Justice Department said a federal grand jury returned a 10-count indictment against Mr Kaczynski.

The indictment alleged that four bombs that killed a timber industry lobbyist, Gilbert Murray, and a computer store owner, Hugh Scrutton, and injured a well-known geneticist and a computer scientist were placed in, mailed to, or mailed from Sacramento by Mr Kaczynski. The charges provide for a maximum punishment of the death penalty upon conviction.

Mr Kaczynski, 54, was arrested at his isolated Montana cabin on 3 April in connection with the series of attacks that killed three people and wounded 23 others over a 17-year period. Reuter - Sacramento