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Hearing for Miss. man in suspicious letters case

4 years 4 weeks 1 day ago April 29, 2013 Apr 29, 2013 Monday, April 29 2013 April 29, 2013 6:46 AM in News

BRANDON, Miss. - 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 a federal court today in Oxford, Miss.

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.

The letters tainted with ricin 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.

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