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Man who sent ricin letters to Obama and others gets 25-year sentence

James Everett Dutschke had tried to withdraw guilty plea


Letters also sent to US senator and Mississippi judge

A man who pleaded guilty to sending letters dusted with the poison ricin to President Barack Obama and other officials was sentenced on Monday to 25 years in prison.

James Everett Dutschke was sentenced by judge Sharion Aycock after saying he had changed his mind about wanting to withdraw his guilty plea. He also was sentenced to five years of supervised release and remains in federal custody.

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