Tuesday, June 4, 2013

James Everett Dutschke indicted, allegedly sent ricin letters to Obama and other officials

A Mississippi man was indicted Monday in the mailing of ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and two other officials.

The five-count indictment charges James Everett Dutschke, 41, with producing and using the deadly toxin as a weapon, using the mail to threaten Obama, Republican Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi and Lee County Judge Sadie Holland. The indictment alleges Dutschke tried to implicate someone else for the crimes.

That other man, an Elvis impersonator named Paul Kevin Curtis, was arrested on April 17. He claimed he'd been framed, and the charges against him were dropped less than a week later.