AP: Man pleads guilty to sending ricin to Obama

Prosecutors recommended a 25-year sentence

Published On: Jan 17 2014 03:55:49 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 17 2014 06:45:31 PM EST

A Mississippi man has pleaded guilty to sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and other officials, The Associated Press reported on Friday.

The plea from James Everett Dutschke, 42, came during a hearing in federal court in Oxford, Miss., the AP reported.

Previously, he had denied sending the letters, the wire service said.

According to AP, Dutschke has been in jail since April. In addition to the Obama letters, he was charged with sending letters to Republican U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker and a Mississippi judge. AP reported that the letters to Obama and Wicker were intercepted.

Prosecutors recommended a 25-year sentence, the AP reported.