Poisoned letters suspect to appear in a Mississippi court today.

BRANDON, MISS. (AP) - The Mississippi man charged with making and possessing ricin as part of the investigation into poison-laced letters sent to President Barack Obama and others is expected in court Monday.

The FBI arrested 41-year-old James Everett Dutschke at his house in Tupelo, Miss., on Saturday.

He's charged with making and possessing ricin for use as a weapon.

Dutschke is scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in Oxford, Miss.

Tests show the letters were tainted with ricin. They were sent April 8th to The President, Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi and a Mississippi judge.

Dutschke faces up to life in prison if convicted.

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