61°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
7 Day Forecast

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

New trial date for Dutschke in ricin-letter plot

3 years 4 months 4 weeks ago July 09, 2013 Jul 9, 2013 Tuesday, July 09 2013 July 09, 2013 6:46 AM in News

ABERDEEN, Miss. - An October trial date is set for a 41-year-old Tupelo man accused in a poison-letter scheme aimed at President Obama and two other elected officials.

On Monday, U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock granted a delay from July 29 until Oct. 7 to try James Everett Dutschke.

Dutschke is a former martial arts instructor arrested in late April after federal investigator claimed they linked him to letters mailed to Obama, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker of Tupelo and Lee County Justice Court Judge Sadie Holland.

Dutschke insists he had nothing to do with the letters or an alleged attempt to blame another man for the crime.

He remains in the Lafayette County Detention Center without bond.

More News

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Radar
7 Days