Blast From The Past
Could Conditt have studied the cases of infamous American serial bombers in order to become a successful killer himself?
Eric Rudolph The Olympic Park Bomber
Rudolph was convicted for a series of anti- abortion and antigay- motivated bombings between 1996 and 1998, which took place across the southern United States. Two people were killed and more than 120 others injured in the blasts, most of which occurred during the Centennial Olympic Park bombing on 27 July during the 1996 Summer Olympics.
Motive: Radical Christian and political views
Theodore ‘ Ted’ Kaczynski The Unabomber
Kaczynski’s nationwide reign of terror began with carefully placed parcel bombs that progressed into specially mailed explosives. Targeting universities and airlines, he earned the moniker ‘ the Unabomber’ and killed three people, seriously wounding 23 more. His manifesto was printed in the press, leading to his capture in 1995, when his sister- in- law and brother recognised the ideologies and language used.
Motive: A revolution aimed against modern technology and industry
George Metesky The Mad Bomber
For 16 years, throughout the 1940s and 1950, Metesky terrorised New York City using explosives, which he planted in phone booths, storage lockers and restrooms in public places such as Grand Central Station, the New York Public Library and RCA offices. Metesky admitted to placing 32 bombs but was declared legally insane. He was committed to a mental hospital, where he died in 1994.
Motive: Revenge on his former employer, the Consolidated Edison utility company