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Kaczynski Evidence Is Held Admissible

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Associated Press

A federal judge denied a defense motion Friday to suppress virtually all of the evidence seized from Unabomber suspect Theodore Kaczynski’s remote Montana cabin.

The evidence, including an unexploded bomb and a journal in which Kaczynski allegedly admits responsibility for the Unabomber attacks, is at the heart of the prosecution’s case.

The evidence also includes the manuscript of the “manifesto” in which the Unabomber described the evils of a technological society, as well as chemicals, tools, machinery, books and other material, according to prosecutors.

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Defense lawyers had argued that agents improperly obtained a search warrant for Kaczynski’s cabin by misrepresenting comments from his family.

But “common sense and realistic” reading of the affidavit showed that it offered substantial justification for the search,” U.S. District Judge Garland Burrell Jr. ruled.

The search warrant affidavit “provided a substantial basis for concluding a fair probability that . . . evidence of a crime would be found in defendant’s home,” he said.

Defense lawyer Quin Denvir said Burrell had also denied a request for a hearing on the matter.

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