Arraignment Set in Mississippi Ricin Letters Case

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Jackson, Miss.

A man charged with sending poison-laced letters to President Barack Obama and other officials is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday on a new charge.

James Everett Dutschke has been jailed since April on charges of sending ricin-tainted letters to Obama, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker and a Mississippi judge, Sadie Holland.

A new indictment on Nov. 20 says Dutschke, while incarcerated, tried to recruit someone to make more ricin and send it to Wicker.

The indictment says Dutschke, a 42-year-old Tupelo man, was again trying to frame Elvis impersonator Paul Kevin Curtis, the same man he's accused of trying to set up the first time.

Dutschke's lawyer didn't immediately respond to a message Monday. He's scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in Oxford.

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