Trial to start over Texas pipeline bomb attempt

PLANO, Texas (AP) - A man charged with trying to blow up a Dallas-area natural gas pipeline corresponded with imprisoned Unabomber Ted Kaczynski before the 2012 blast.

The Dallas Morning News (http://bit.ly/1nWlqqx ) cites court documents that say Kaczynski eventually told Anson Chi (chee) to see a psychiatrist and stop contacting him.

Chi faces trial Monday in Plano on charges of possessing an unregistered explosive device, maliciously using an explosive device, using a destructive device during a crime of violence and making false declarations before a court.

A judge ruled Chi, who suffered burns during the pipeline incident, is competent for trial. Chi is representing himself and seeks to have letters he exchanged with Kaczynski banned from his trial.

Kaczynski is serving life in prison over a deadly bombing spree between 1978 and 1995.

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Information from: The Dallas Morning News, http://www.dallasnews.com

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