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The Bruce Ivins I Knew
A goofball scientist, practical joker or a man with a "dark side"? How people who knew him remember Dr. Bruce Ivins...
October 10, 2011
Rachel Lieber: The Case Against Dr. Bruce Ivins
Because of his suicide, Assistant U.S. Attorney Rachel Lieber never got a chance to try her case against Dr. Bruce Ivins in front of a jury, but she is confident she could have convicted him for the anthrax attacks. Here she tells FRONTLINE how she would have done it.
October 10, 2011
Edward Montooth: "The Mandate Was to Look at the Case With Fresh Eyes"
In 2006, Montooth was brought in to shake up the FBI's investigation of the anthrax attacks. He says he's "very comfortable" with the evidence that Dr. Bruce Ivins was the perpetrator: "What we see today is exactly what we wanted to avoid. We wanted a trial so that the public could see it and make their own informed decision. With that suicide, ultimately when he died, that took it away."
October 10, 2011
Nancy Haigwood: "I Had a Gut Feeling It Was Bruce"
Dr. Bruce Ivins developed an interest in Haigwood in the 1970s, when the two were graduate students at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. His interest became more intense when he found out that Haigwood was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. In early 2002, Haigwood contacted the FBI about her suspicions that Ivins might be involved in the anthrax attacks.
October 10, 2011
Claire Fraser-Liggett: "This Is Not an Airtight Case By Any Means"
Director of the Institute for Genome Sciences, Fraser-Liggett was brought into the investigation to try to trace the DNA found in the anthrax attack letters back to its source material. Based on her team's research, the FBI zeroed in on a flask controlled by Dr. Bruce Ivins. But while Fraser-Liggett believes the scientific evidence is "very solid," she is not convinced the government has made its case against Ivins.
October 10, 2011
Paul Keim: "We Were Surprised It Was the Ames Strain"
In October 2001, Northern Arizona University microbiologist Dr. Paul Keim identified that the anthrax used in the attack letters was the Ames strain, a development he described as "chilling" because that particular strain was developed in U.S. government laboratories.
October 10, 2011
Dig Deeper: The Anthrax Investigation
More on accused Army biodefense researcher, Dr. Bruce Ivins, and exonerated scientist Dr. Steven Hatfill.
October 10, 2011
Exclusive: The Intern Who Opened an Anthrax Letter
For years, she hid her strange place in American history. "I didn't want to be known as Grant Leslie, the girl who got anthrax."
October 10, 2011