Ricin


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Related to Ricin: castor oil, castor beans, Castor oil plant

Ricin

A protein found in castor beans. Ricin is poisonous and has been used in biological warfare.
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He told the court: " I am satisfied that Mohammed Ali had no intention of disposing of ricin immediately.
Ali first approached the undercover agent by private message in January, asking to buy ricin, before paying him using online currency Bitcoin on February 4.
Computer analysis showed that Ali first began trawling the internet for information on poisons such as abrin, ricin and cyanide in October last year.
She told the jury that ricin was the "perfect poison" because it killed without leaving a trace in the body.
Around this time Ali had made a to-do list which included the entries "paid ricin guy" and "get pet to murder", the court heard.
The complaint had quoted the Ricin Buyer as saying he wanted to obtain ricin so he could market ''simple and easy death pills'' to sell to others.
Dutschke pled guilty in January "to one count of developing and possessing ricin, and three subsequent counts of mailing threatening letters laced with the substance to the President of the United States, US Senator Roger Wicker, and Lee County, Mississippi, Justice Court Judge Sadie Holland.
The man told people in the court he had taken ricin in front of a judge yesterday morning.
Her fears were fueled when the couple's home computer turned up searches for how to make ricin and an order for castor beans.
So how come I'm here to tell the tale, given that ricin is one of the most toxic substances in existence?
At the time, Dutsche denied sending the ricin letters or trying to frame Curtis.