A dust mask may link a Mississippi man to an apparent attempt to poison President Obama and other public officials. James Dutschke is accused of sending ricin-tainted letters through the mail.
Ricin has been found in a business once used by the man charged in the case of letters laced with the deadly poison being sent to President Barack Obama, according to a court document made public Tuesday that also said the substance was found on items the suspect dumped in a public trash bin.
A Mississippi man appeared briefly in court Monday on a charge that he made a deadly poison that was sent in letters to President Barack Obama, a senator and a judge.
An ex-martial arts instructor made ricin and put the poison in letters to President Barack Obama and others, the FBI charged Saturday, days after dropping similar charges against an Elvis impersonator who insisted he had been framed.
The ongoing search for the person who mailed deadly ricin letters to the president and Capitol Hill has led one man to go into hiding.
Federal investigators appear to be no closer to tracking down the person who sent ricin-tainted letters to President Barack Obama and others. With the suspect still out there, Washington is once again on edge.
A Mississippi man accused of sending poison-laced letters to the president and other U.S. officials has been released from jail. Now the hunt continues for whomever sent the deadly substance.
Federal authorities have produced scant evidence linking a Mississippi man to the mailing of ricin-laced letters to the president and a senator, his attorney says.
The ricin mailed to the president and a U.S. senator is relatively easy to make but generally can’t be used to target a large number of people, experts say.
A Mississippi man charged with sending ricin-laced letters to the president and other officials was described Thursday as a good father, a quiet neighbor and an entertainer who impersonated Elvis at parties. Other accounts show a man who spiraled into emotional turmoil trying to get attention for his claims of uncovering a conspiracy to sell body parts on the black market.
Letters sent to President Barack Obama and a U.S. senator tested positive for poisonous ricin in preliminary checks. An arrest has been made. Law enforcement sources say the suspect is Paul Kevin Curtis from Tupelo, Miss.
An envelope addressed to Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi twice tested positive Tuesday for ricin, a potentially fatal poison, congressional officials said, heightening concerns about terrorism a day after a bombing killed three and left more than 170 injured at the Boston Marathon.