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Dutschke faces new indictment in ricin case

Tupelo (Drew Powell, WTVA)
Tupelo (Drew Powell, WTVA)
Reported by: Mel Carlock
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Updated: 11/21/2013 4:01 pm
OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) -- The man accused of attempting to mail ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama is now accused of trying to have the biological weapon made while he was behind bars.

A federal grand jury has added a sixth-count in the charges against James Everett Dutschke, 42, of Tupelo.

The new indictment says in June, Dutschke attempted to have other people acquire the ingredients, tools and implements to produce ricin and then put it into an envelope and mailed to U. S. Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi.

The indictment says the envelope was to contain a note that would make it appear the note was sent by Kevin Curtis.

According to court documents the note reads: It doesn't matter the Fife types have the wrong one. D. had to be sacrificed to show the corruption in the system.  I tried to warn you.  Ha.   K

Dutschke was arrested in April and has been held without bond on charges of producing and stockpiling a biological weapon, threatening the president, mailing threatening communications and concealing the fact he sent the letters.

The original charges came from letters mailed in April to the President Obama, Sen. Wicker and Lee County Circuit Court Judge Sadie Holland.

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