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Mississippi man linked to ricin letters to Obama pleads not guilty

TUPELO, Mississippi (Reuters) - A Mississippi martial arts instructor has pleaded not guilty to charges he sent ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and two other public officials. Full story

Mississippi man linked to ricin letters indicted by grand jury

TUPELO, Mississippi (Reuters) - A Mississippi martial arts instructor was named in a five-count indictment charging him with mailing ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and two other public officials, authorities said on Monday. Full story

Judge sends ricin-letters case to grand jury

TUPELO, Mississippi (Reuters) - A federal judge ruled on Thursday that there was enough evidence for a grand jury to consider indicting a Mississippi man accused of mailing poison-laced letters to President Barack Obama and other U.S. officials. Full story

FBI says lab tests link Mississippi man to ricin letters

JACKSON, Mississippi (Reuters) - A dust mask and other items seized from the martial arts studio of a Mississippi man charged with sending poison-laced letters to President Barack Obama and two other public officials tested positive for ricin, according to a court document released on Tuesday. Full story

Mississippi man charged with attempted use of a biological weapon

Tupelo, Mississippi (Reuters) - A Mississippi martial arts instructor arrested early on Saturday was charged with possession of the biological agent ricin and with attempting to use it as a weapon, the U.S. Department of Justice announced. Full story

Federal agents target Mississippi martial arts man in ricin probe

JACKSON, Mississippi (Reuters) - Federal law enforcement agencies investigating ricin-laced letters sent to President Barack Obama and other officials broadened their search for clues on Wednesday by targeting the former business of a Mississippi martial arts instructor. Full story

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