UPDATE: Judge OKs sealed document in Dutschke case

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By Patsy R. Brumfield

Daily Journal

OXFORD – Filing a document under seal was granted for the attorney of accused ricin-letter scheme defendant, J. Everett Dutschke of Tupelo.

U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock, who presides over the case, granted the seal, which closes the motion to the public.

The closure request came from Oxford attorney Kenneth Coghlan, recently appointed to represent Dutschke.

Dutschke, a former martial arts instructor from Tupelo, remains jailed in Lafayette County after his April arrest and subsequent indictment that he masterminded a scheme and sent ricin-laden letters to President Obama and two other elected officials, as well as attempting to frame another person for the alleged crimes.

He originally was due for trial Oct. 7 but the court has delayed the prosecution indefinitely.

Dutschke insists he is not guilty.