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Unabomber brother makes anti-death penalty push in Raleigh

The man who led police to his brother, the Unabomber, will speak in North Carolina as part of a campaign against the death penalty.

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RALEIGH, N.C. — The man who led police to his brother, the Unabomber, spoke in Raleigh Monday evening as part of a campaign against the death penalty.

David Kaczynski and Bill Babbitt, who helped police solve a 1980 murder by his brother in California, spoke to a crowd at First Baptist Church Family Life Center. They were invited by the state chapter of Murder Victims' Families for Reconciliation, a group that opposes the death penalty.

Babbitt's brother was executed, while Kaczynski's brother Ted is serving a life sentence for a rash of mail bombings over 17 years that killed three and injured 23.

The men talked about how race and mental illness factor into the application of capital punishment.

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