A federal grand jury was preparing to indict a Maryland bioweapons
expert for his role in the 2001 anthrax attacks that killed five people
and terrorized the country, according to two sources familiar with the
Prosecutors were considering whether to seek the death penalty
against Bruce E. Ivins, 62, who worked at an elite U.S. Army bioweapons
laboratory in Fort Detrick. Ivins died Tuesday in an apparent suicide.