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Anthrax: Bruce E. Ivans Is Dead

by | 1st, August 2008

US scientist Bruce E. Ivins is dead. Suicide, they say.

U.S. officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of ongoing grand jury proceedings, said prosecutors were closing in on Ivins, 62. They were planning an indictment that would have sought the death penalty for the attacks, which killed five people, crippled the postal system and traumatized a nation reeling from the 9/11 attacks…

Ivins’ attorney said the scientist had cooperated with investigators for more than a year.

“We are saddened by his death, and disappointed that we will not have the opportunity to defend his good name and reputation in a court of law,” attorney Paul F. Kemp said. “We assert his innocence in these killings, and would have established that at trial.”

Suicide… Really…

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