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Kaczynski Given Four Life Sentences

May 4, 1998

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) _ Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski was given four consecutive life sentences today after the wife of a victim urged the judge to lock the defiant terrorist ``closer to hell.″

U.S. District Judge Garland Burrell Jr. gave the 55-year-old former mathematician the sentence called for by a plea agreement which resolved charges related to three deaths and the maimings of two scientists.

``The defendant committed unspeakable and monstrous crimes for which he shows utterly no remorse,″ Burrell said, adding that he feared Kaczynski would try to kill again if not closely watched.

Earlier, Kaczynski complained that the government had lied about his commitment to the Unabomber’s anti-technology philosophy.

Kaczynski began the hearing by walking to a podium at the center of the courtroom and saying that the government, in court papers filed last week, was ``discrediting me personally.″

But the wife of one of his victims had urged Burrell not to listen.

``Lock him so far down that when he dies he will be closer to hell,″ Susan Mosser said.

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