Evidence on Current Ricin Suspect Starts to Pile Up

Federal authorities conceded two weeks ago that they had arrested the wrong man in connection with mailing ricin-laced letters to public officials, among them Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss.

And now that new evidence has been released, it appears the authorities have a stronger basis for the suspect they currently have in custody for the crime.

In his sworn affidavit made public Tuesday afternoon for the first time, FBI Special Agent Stephen E. Thomason confirmed April 26 that the current suspect, James Everett Dutschke, left behind traces of ricin and ricin production materials in the two taekwondo studios he used to operate out of Tupelo, Miss.

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