Miss. man linked to ricin letters indicted by grand jury

By REUTERS
June 4, 2013 02:06

TUPELO, Miss. - A Mississippi martial arts instructor was named in a five-count indictment charging him with mailing ricin-laced letters to US President Barack Obama and two other public officials, authorities said on Monday.

The US Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi said James Everett Dutschke, 41, who was arrested on April 27, faced a maximum penalty of life in prison for threatening the president and others by mail and "possessing a biological agent, toxin and delivery system for use as a weapon."The grand jury indictment was filed against Dutschke on Friday as authorities, in separate cases in Washington state and Texas, were investigating two other batches of ricin-laced letters sent to Obama.


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