OXFORD, Miss.–Arrested this weekend and charged with sending ricin-laced letters to Sen. Roger Wicker, Pres. Obama and Lee County Judge Sadie Holland, J. Everett Dutschke made his initial appearance in federal court in Oxford Monday and it’s no bond, at least until Thursday.
Dutschke will be back in court then to find out if he gets bond. He shook his head several times as the charges against him were read aloud in the federal court in Oxford. Those charges could land him in jail for life.
Several sources have told FOX News that investigators have some solid evidence against Dutschke. Reporter John Roberts put it this way: “A good thing for them, because when it comes to Kevin Curtis, they had squat.”
Curtis is free, all charges dropped. Both men may have been in MENSA, a high IQ society, but at some point an apparent feud between the two developed, which may have led to the ricin letters situation.
A brief statement from the FBI Saturday outlined the charges:
Knowingly developing, producing, stockpiling, transferring, acquiring, retaining and possessing a biological agent, toxin and delivery system, for use as a weapon, to wit: ricin, and with attempting, threatening and conspiring to do the same,
Dutschke is no stranger to handcuffs. He has pleaded not guilty to child molestation charges, accused of fondling three little girls. The martial arts instructor is also appealing a conviction on an indecent exposure charge. A neighbor accused him in that case.