U.S. man pleads guilty for sending poisoned letters to President Obama
MISSISSIPPI – The Mississippi man accused of mailing ricin-laced letters to President Obama and two other public officials has pleaded guilty to federal charges.
41-year-old James Everett Dutschke, who originally denied the charges, entered the guilty plea in U.S. district Court in Oxford Friday.
Dutschke admitted guilt to four counts – including developing and possessing ricin, mailing threatening communications, and threatening the president.
He has also agreed to serve a 25-year sentence.
Dutschke has been jailed since his arrest last April, when authorities accused him of sending ricin-tainted letters to Obama, U.S. Senator Roger Wicker and local Lee County Judge.
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