April 24th, 2013
10:23 AM ET
12 months ago

FBI searches for clues in ricin investigation

(CNN) - FBI agents on Wednesday searched the former martial arts studio of a Tupelo man in connection with the investigation into ricin-tainted letters sent to President Barack Obama and other officials, the man's lawyer, Lori Basham, told CNN.

Agents in hazardous materials suits had searched James Everett Dutschke's home on Tuesday, the same day prosecutors dropped charges against the man arrested last week on suspicion of sending the letters.

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  1. Data Driven

    Looking forward to discovering why someone would, according to the defense attorney, frame an Elvis impersonator for attempted murder and treason.

    April 24, 2013 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  2. Fair is Fair

    This whole story stinks to the high heavens. Maybe some credible investigative journalism would be in order.... nah, never mind.

    April 24, 2013 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  3. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    "Former Ricin Suspect Happy With Vindication..."
    ????
    Stellar journalism. Nothing new to report, like, oh I don't know, a possible and credible LEAD, so let's go with headlining the obvious.
    Did CNN expect the man NOT to be happy that he no longer had to sing Jailhouse Rock whilst IN jail?
    What a joke you're becoming CNN...

    April 24, 2013 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  4. Al-NY,NY

    Fair is Fair

    This whole story stinks to the high heavens. Maybe some credible investigative journalism would be in order.... nah, never mind
    ---------

    sure...let's put Breitbarts' propaganda group on it. Then Shammity or another right wing shill can announce to everyone that it's Obama's vast consipracy to frame him

    April 24, 2013 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  5. Homer Simpson

    What kind of loser blogs continuosly on a thread he complains is biased against his party, you cant seriously think you have suucessfully conned people into turning republican. your mindset is the best ally we sane.people have, you obviously dont hear what we hear when you speak your mind?

    April 24, 2013 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  6. don in albuquerque

    At this point are we even sure any envelopes were sent or received? And I hope he sues the living crap out of the govt.

    April 24, 2013 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  7. Fair is Fair

    Al-NY,NY

    Fair is Fair

    This whole story stinks to the high heavens. Maybe some credible investigative journalism would be in order.... nah, never mind
    ---

    sure...let's put Breitbarts' propaganda group on it. Then Shammity or another right wing shill can announce to everyone that it's Obama's vast consipracy to frame him
    ----–
    Dude... I don't care if it's left wing, right wing, down the middle, or the National Enquirer... someone tried to poison a senator and the President of the United States.... pretty serious stuff to get smarmy about, don't you think?

    April 24, 2013 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  8. Al-NY,NY

    Fair......it IS serious but I interpreted your comment as being CNN would not be a credible source of information and you cannot deny that you definitely lean right so I made that connection. Apologies......

    April 24, 2013 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  9. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Fair is Fair said:
    pretty serious stuff to get smarmy about, don't you think?
    -------------------------------------------------
    As if that has ever stopped you Fair.
    Get off your horse.

    April 24, 2013 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  10. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    your mindset is the best ally we sane.people have, you obviously dont hear what we hear when you speak your mind?
    -------------------------------------------------Well in all fairness Homer he CAN'T, what with all the competing voices simultaneously screaming inside his head....kinda hard to do.
    Lol!

    April 24, 2013 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  11. GI Joe

    He wasn't an Elvis Impersonator.

    He was impersonating an impersonator.

    April 24, 2013 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  12. Sniffit

    Have no fear, Fair, Alex Jones and World Net Daily will get to the bottom of this. No doubt is was a false flag "black ops" operation just like the Boston bombings, right? Here they come to wreck the daaaaaaaaay.....

    April 24, 2013 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  13. Name lynn

    Elvis you need to be careful of who you talk to. Some people dont like you as you can see.

    April 24, 2013 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  14. Larry L

    I certainly hope you conspiracy-lovers don't let this one slip away! Are you certain President Obama didn't set this up to discredit Elvis impersonators? Everybody knows those guys are a spin-off of the Templar cult operated covertly by the Koch brothers. Maybe Sarah Palin sent the letters... no that's not it... she would have licked the envelopes and would be really sick by now... Oh well... you'll come up with something.

    April 24, 2013 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  15. Fair is Fair

    I really don't get you people poo-pooing this... if this guy didn't do it, then there is someone out there with both the knowledge of how to make or obtain this stuff AND the insanity to actually go and use it.

    April 24, 2013 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  16. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Fair is Fair

    I really don't get you people poo-pooing this...
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    It's okay Fair. We don't get people like you either.

    April 24, 2013 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  17. anonymous

    was there a rush to judgement here??? sounds like it. i feel that they would not have acted so quickly had he been anything else but a white male.

    April 24, 2013 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  18. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    anonymous

    was there a rush to judgement here??? sounds like it. i feel that they would not have acted so quickly had he been anything else but a white male.
    -------------------------------------------------
    Yes. They would've shot a "brother". Is that quick enough for you? It's not as if it hasn't happenned before.
    Please. If you don't have anything to contribute zip it.

    April 24, 2013 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  19. Sniffit

    Fair, they are already looking into a guy who ran for congress as GOPer, was previously accused of molesting a 7 year old girl at his Tae Kwon Do studio, who has all sorts fo GOP connections, and was opinted at by the Elvis impersonator guy as out to frame him. This isn't a situation of "omg, the FBI and administration are failing!!!!!", so don't even try to start building a case for that.

    April 24, 2013 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  20. Lynda/Minnesota

    "However, CNN is not identifying the homeowner because federal authorities have not linked the owner to the ricin investigation . . . "

    No doubt John King is contacting his multiple sources for updates as I type.

    April 24, 2013 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |