Documents: Ivins bragged he knew anthrax killer

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Newly released court documents show suspected anthrax attacker Bruce Ivins e-mailed himself last year saying he knew who the killer was.

Ivins said he planned to turn over the information to his attorneys and congratulated himself for piecing together the information that had eluded the government for years.

Ivins signed the e-mail "Bruce" and wrote it from an America Online address by the name of "KingBadger."

The Army scientist killed himself in July as prosecutors prepared to charge him in the 2001 anthrax mailings that killed five people and sickened 17.