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Ricin Mail Attacks (2013, Mississippi)

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  • NAACP false alarm shows region on edge over security

    NAACP false alarm shows region on edge over security
    NAACP employees were going through the mail Thursday at national headquarters in Baltimore when they found a strange-looking envelope. It bore no return address and had a Memphis, Tenn., postmark — just like letters to President Barack Obama and a...
  • Mississippi ricin case: Man withdraws guilty plea, blames fake Elvis

    Pleading not guilty usually works better when you haven't already pleaded guilty. Then again, normalcy has yet to visit the Mississippi ricin saga. In a federal court Tuesday, one of America's weirdest continuing criminal cases added another bizarre...
  • Mississippi martial arts instructor gets 25 years in ricin case

    Mississippi martial arts instructor gets 25 years in ricin case
    A man was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison on Monday for mailing ricin to President Obama and other officials in the latest turn through the legal maze involving a martial arts instructor, an Elvis impersonator and a plea deal that was again on...
  • Mississippi man pleads guilty to sending ricin-laced letters

    A Mississippi man who tried to frame an Elvis Presley impersonator has pleaded guilty to sending threatening letters laced with the toxin ricin to President Obama and other officials, the Justice Department said Friday. James Everett Dutschke, 42,...
  • Mississippi taekwondo teacher charged with a ricin plot -- again

    A taekwondo instructor in Tupelo, Miss., has been indicted -- for the second time -- on suspicion of trying to frame an Elvis impersonator in a case involving a poison-filled letter to a U.S. official. This time James Everett Dutschke, 42, is accused of...
  • Bombed in Boston

    President Obama rightly asked us not to "jump to conclusions" about motives or responsibility for the two bombs that exploded Monday at the Boston Marathon, killing three and wounding more than 170. That request was pre-emptively ignored. Some couldn't...
  • Ricin suspect waved at surveillance team before evading FBI

    As federal officials plunged into yet another investigation over ricin-laced letters sent to public officials, court documents reveal peculiarities about another recent poison-by-mail case. James Everett Dutschke, 41, a taekwondo instructor, remains...
  • Affidavit: Martial arts teacher tried to toss ricin evidence

    A Mississippi martial arts teacher tried to throw away ricin-tainted materials and had a manual about the poison on his computer, according to a federal affidavit unsealed Tuesday. James Everett Dutschke, 41, of Tupelo, Miss., was charged Saturday...
  • Man charged with mailing ricin letter to judge in Washington state

    Man charged with mailing ricin letter to judge in Washington state
    OLYMPIA, Washington (Reuters) - Federal authorities on Wednesday arrested a man charged with mailing a letter containing the deadly poison ricin to a U.S. district judge in Spokane, Washington, the FBI said. Investigators have no information to suggest...
  • 10 things you might not know about poison

    10 things you might not know about poison
    This month has been one big hazmat spill. An Elvis impersonator from Mississippi was arrested and later released after letters containing the deadly poison ricin were mailed to President Barack Obama, a U.S. senator and a judge. On the other side of the...
  • Bombings Bring Back Bad Memories

    The deafening blast 50 feet behind Boston Marathon runner Tami Hughes jolted her right back to Sept. 11, 2001. "In the three seconds that it took me to turn around [last Monday], at first I'm like, 'Oh God, did a plane crash into a building?'" said...
  • Mayo: An unsettling week, with an ugly past

    A terror bombing at the Boston Marathon, an explosion at a Texas fertilizer factory and tainted mail in Washington, D.C. have made for an unsettling week. Throw in anniversaries of some of America's most tragic and traumatic days -- Virginia Tech,...