ABERDEEN, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge has approved a delay in the trial of James Everett Dutschke.
Judge Sharion Aycock signed the continuance order Friday.
Earlier this month, Dutschke's attorney asked the judge to move the October 7 trial date to give him more time to prepare for trial..
Kenneth Coghlan was appointed to represent Dutschke on September 10 after his federal public defenders asked to be replaced over undisclosed conflicts with another client in their office.
Dutschke is charged with sending ricin-tainted letters on April 8 to Obama, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker and Lee County Justice Court Judge Sadie Holland.