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Mississippi Ricin Case: New Indictment Filed Against James Everett Dutschke

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By HOLBROOK MOHR, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man charged with sending poison-laced letters to President Barack Obama and other officials has been charged with trying for a second time to frame the man first arrested in the case.

James Everett Dutschke (DUHS'-kee) has been jailed since April on charges of sending ricin-tainted letters to Obama, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker and Lee County Justice Court Judge Sadie Holland.

The new indictment on Wednesday says Dutschke, while incarcerated, tried to get someone to make ricin and send it to Wicker.

The indictment says Dutschke was again trying to frame Elvis impersonator Paul Kevin Curtis, the man he set up the previous time.

Curtis was arrested on charges of sending the letters in April, but the charges were dropped when the investigation shifted to Dutschke.

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