U.S. Scientist Facing Charges In Anthrax Case Commits Suicide

August 1, 2008

Senior U.S. scientist, 62-year old Bruce Ivins, committed suicide as he learned that he was to be charged in the 2001 anthrax case.. ..Boston (ChattahBox) – Senior U.S. scientist, 62-year old Bruce Ivins, committed suicide as he learned that he was to be charged in the 2001 anthrax case.

The Justice Department was set to charge the U.S. scientist, who has been working for the government for 18 years now.

The Los Angeles Times reported on Friday that the 62-year old U.S. scientist realized that he was soon going to be charged in the anthrax case, and took his own life.

He was set to be charged as the man responsible for the 2001 anthrax attacks, which led to the deaths of five people.

The anthrax was sent through the mail to politicians, as well as media groups, just after the September 11, 2001 attacks.

He apparently killed himself by swallowing a massive amount of pain killers on Tuesday.


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