Auction of Unabomber mementos wraps up

June 2, 2011 - 3:14 PM
Unabomber Auction

FILE - In this file photo from May 18, 2011, the hoodie and sunglasses used by Ted Kaczynski, also known as the Unabomber, are displayed as Kaczynski's personal items are auctioned off online with proceeds to benefit the victims' families in Atlanta. The online auction of Unabomber memorabilia ends today with bidders vying for the most popular items: hoodie, sunglasses and hand-written manifesto. (AP Photo/David Goldman, file)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An unusual weekslong auction of the Unabomber's property meant to benefit his victims is wrapping up.

U.S. District Court Judge Garland Burrell Jr. ordered the online auction of Ted Kaczynski's personal items such as his hooded sweat shirt, sunglasses and handwritten "manifesto" railing against technology.

The judge ordered Kaczynski to pay $15 million to his bombing victims in addition to serving life without parole. The auction proceeds will contribute to that total.

The 69-year-old pleaded guilty in 1998 to setting 16 explosions that killed three people, including two in Sacramento, Calif., and injured 23 others in various parts of the country.

The auction ends Thursday afternoon.