Hearing for Miss. man in suspicious letters case

Ricin Case
Posted at 8:42 AM, Apr 29, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-02 05:16:38-04

BRANDON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi man charged with making and possessing ricin as part of the investigation into poison-laced letters sent to President Barack Obama and others is expected in court.

The FBI arrested 41-year-old James Everett Dutschke (DUHS'-kee) at his house in Tupelo, Miss., on Saturday.

He's charged with making and possessing ricin for use as a weapon.

He's scheduled to appear Monday in U.S. District Court in Oxford, Miss.

Tests show the letters were tainted with ricin. They were sent April 8 to Obama, Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi and an 80-year-old Mississippi judge.

Dutschke faces up to life in prison if convicted.