Hearing for Miss. man in suspicious letters case

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BRANDON, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi man who describes himself as a patriot with no grudges against anyone is expected to appear in a federal court today on charges that he sent ricin-filled letters to President Barack Obama and others.

Authorities zeroed in on James Everett Dutschke (DUH'-skee) after they had first arrested another man.

The FBI arrested Dutschke at his house in Tupelo, Miss., on Saturday. He's charged with making and possessing ricin for use as a weapon.

The letters tainted with ricin were sent April 8 to Obama, Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi and an 80-year-old Mississippi judge.

Dutschke faces up to life in prison if convicted.

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