Dutschke granted two-day extension for pre-sentencing objections



By JB Clark

Daily Journal

OXFORD – Attorneys for James Everett Dutschke have asked for, and been granted, a two-day extension to file any responses or objections to the government’s pre-sentencing report.

The request was filed Tuesday, on the due date for objections. U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock granted the request, giving Dutschke until Thursday to file objections.

The 42-year-old former martial arts instructor, who pleaded guilty in January to a plot to sent ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and other elected officials, is set to be sentenced May 14 in federal court.

This request for an extension to file responses to the pre-sentencing report is the second filed by Dutschke’s attorney, Kenneth Coghlan.

The most recent motion for extension cited complex sentencing factors as the reason for extension.

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