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Lawmaker asks for briefing on serial killer's suicide

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JUNEAU, Alaska -- An Anchorage lawmaker is asking for additional information about how a confessed serial killer got a razor before his jail-cell suicide last month
Rep. Max Gruenberg raised the issue of potentially getting a confidential briefing on the matter when Corrections Commissioner Joe Schmidt appeared before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.
The state Department of Corrections has denied a public records request from The Associated Press that seeks to determine why Israel Keyes was able have a razor in his cell. Keyes slit a wrist with the blade of a disposal razor that was imbedded in a pencil. He also strangled himself with a bedsheet.
Corrections, in its denial, cited prisoner confidentiality and attorney-client privilege, saying the department's internal investigation of Keyes' was conducted in anticipation of litigation.

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