Mississippi Man Pleads Guilty for Sending Ricin-Laced Letters

The Mississippi man accused of sending ricin-laced letters to President Obama and others pleads guilty in federal court today.
The Mississippi man accused of sending ricin-laced letters to President Obama and others pleads guilty in federal court today.

Federal authorities arrested 41-year-old James Dutschke last April. Investigators said he developed the deadly poison and sent it in letters to the president, a Senator, and a judge. No illnesses were reported from the letters.

Dutschke is expected to get 25 years in prison under the plea agreement. A judge will sentence him in about 60 days.
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