Dutschke faces sentencing for sending ricin-laced letters
Published: May 13,2014
ABERDEEN — A Mississippi man who pleaded guilty to making ricin and sending letters dusted with the poison to President Barack Obama and other officials is being sentenced in Aberdeen.
James Everett Dutschke will be sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock.
The 42-year-old Tupelo man also pleaded guilty in January to sending the ricin-laced letters to Republican U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker and Mississippi judge Sadie Holland.
Prosecutors have recommended a 25-year sentence. It could run concurrently with the recommended 20-year sentence Dutschke faces in state court, where he pleaded guilty to unrelated fondling charges.
While poisoned letters addressed to Obama and Wicker were intercepted before delivery, one letter reached Holland. She was not harmed.
Aycock made the most recent hearing change on Friday.
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