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Brief hearing held in suspicious letters case

By Associated Press | Published 29 Apr 2013 11:58am | comments
   OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi man has made a brief court appearance on a charge that he made a deadly poison that was sent in letters to President Barack Obama and others.
 
   James Everett Dutschke was brought to federal court in Oxford, Miss., wearing an orange jumpsuit with his hands shackled.
 
   He said little during the brief hearing other than to answer the judge's questions about whether he understood the charges against him. He answered that he did.
 
   Dutschke was arrested on Saturday. The letters were sent April 8 to Obama, Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi and an 80-year-old Mississippi judge.
 
   An attorney from the public defender's office who has been appointed to represent Dutschke declined to comment after the hearing. More details are likely to emerge at a hearing scheduled for Thursday.
 

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