Kaczynski Trial

— NPR's John McChesney reports from Sacramento that the trial of accused Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski begins with opening statements today. At Kaczynski's insistence, his lawyers dropped their plan to present an insanity defense, based on expert psychiatric testimony. But they still are likely to present testimony from family and acquaintenances that will raise doubts about about Kaczynski's mental stability. If the jury finds him guilty, it may be less inclined to impose the death penalty. Prosecutors are expected to portray Kaczynski as evil, not mentally ill.

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