Ricin

FILE - In this June, 7, 2013, file photo, Shannon Richardson is escorted to a Titus County Sheriff's car after a court appearance in Texarkana, Texas.  (AP Photo/Texarkana Gazette, Curt Youngblood, File)

Woman who sent ricin letters gets 18 years in prison

TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) — A Texas woman who had minor acting roles in film and television was sentenced to 18 years in prison Wednesday for sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and former New […]

07/16/2014

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25 years for man in poisoned letters case

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man who pleaded guilty to sending letters dusted with the poison ricin to President Barack Obama and other officials was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison. James Everett […]

05/19/2014

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Second man says home being searched in ricin case

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A second Mississippi man says the FBI is searching his home in connection with the ricin letter case. Everett Dutschke says in a phone interview with The Associated Press that the FBI was at his home Tuesday for the search.

04/23/2013

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Ricin: A bioterror agent with few real victims

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ever since the anthrax and terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the poison ricin has at times been lumped in with other bioterrorism agents because it comes from a relatively common plant and seems easy to make.

04/17/2013

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