In his news conference on Wednesday, August 6, US Attorney Jeffrey Taylor mentioned (evidence point 4) that while Ivins had been under 24/7 surveillance, he discarded some materials on DNA coding.
If the FBI was about to charge Ivins, you would expect he was still under 24/7 surveillance, right?
Well, a tylenol overdose is entirely treatable–curable–during many hours after consumption. The patient receives N-acetyl cysteine or glutathione, which allows the body to detoxify the tylenol. Those who make it to hospital within about 16–24 hours will live.
SO…why was the FBI twiddling its thumbs during and after the time Ivins ingested his Tylenol #3 (acetaminophen with codeine)? Attorney Taylor began his remarks saying, “We regret that we will not have the opportunity to present the evidence to a jury to determine whether the evidence establishes Dr. Ivins’ guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.”
Really? I’d like to see the medical records. Was there really no autopsy in this high-profile case? I’d also like someone to investigate the “traffic” between the agents performing surveillance and FBI headquarters while Ivins was ingesting his poison and starting to die at home.