An outspoken critic of the death penalty visited the Capital Region area just days after Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev was sentenced to death.
David Kaczynski, the younger brother of the Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski, spoke at the La Salle Institute in Troy Monday.
Kaczynski has been an anti-death penalty activist since being named director of New Yorkers Against the Death Penalty in 2001.
He says he was struck because Tsarnaev's story was also a brother story, and while he understands the anger and the outrage, he does not think the death penalty is the answer.
"Life without parole as I said is a very tough sentence, it gives a person a lot of time to think about what they've done, perhaps experience remorse. At the same time it saves lots and lots of money, it relieves the victims the endless reliving through years of appeals," Kaczynski said.
Kaczynski spoke with the students about making ethical choices, like the one he says he made when he turned his brother in to authorities.