Affidavit says tests link ricin to suspect
by Holbrook Mohr, Associated Press and Jay Reeves, Associated Press
April 30, 2013 04:30 PM | 488 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
In this Tuesday April 23, 2013 file photo, Everett Dutschke stands in the street near his home in Tupelo, Miss., and waits for the FBI to arrive and search his home in connection with the sending of poisoned letters to President Barack Obama and others. FBI spokeswoman Deborah Madden says Dutschke, 41, was arrested Saturday, April 27, 2013, at his Tupelo home. U.S. Attorney Felicia C. Adams and Daniel McMullen, the FBI agent in charge in Mississippi, announced later Saturday that Dutschke has been charged with making and possessing ricin in the investigation into poison-laced letters sent to Obama, Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi and 80-year-old Mississippi judge Sadie Holland. (AP Photo/Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, Thomas Wells, File)
In this Tuesday April 23, 2013 file photo, Everett Dutschke stands in the street near his home in Tupelo, Miss., and waits for the FBI to arrive and search his home in connection with the sending of poisoned letters to President Barack Obama and others. FBI spokeswoman Deborah Madden says Dutschke, 41, was arrested Saturday, April 27, 2013, at his Tupelo home. U.S. Attorney Felicia C. Adams and Daniel McMullen, the FBI agent in charge in Mississippi, announced later Saturday that Dutschke has been charged with making and possessing ricin in the investigation into poison-laced letters sent to Obama, Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi and 80-year-old Mississippi judge Sadie Holland. (AP Photo/Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, Thomas Wells, File)
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TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have filed documents that say the deadly poison ricin was found on items dumped by the suspect charged in the investigation of poisoned letters sent to President Barack Obama, a U.S. senator and a Mississippi judge.

An FBI affidavit made public Tuesday says that on April 22, James Everett Dutschke (DUHS'-kee) removed several items from his former martial arts studio in Tupelo, Miss.

The affidavit says tests indicated that items, including a dust mask, recovered from a trash can down the street from the studio tested positive for ricin.

The affidavit also says trace amounts of ricin were found in the studio, and that Dutschke bought castor beans on the Internet.

Castor beans are used to make ricin.



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