The FBI has reportedly arrested another suspect in the ricin poison case. A Mississippi martial arts instructor is the latest person arrested for allegedly sending ricin-laced poisoned letters several federal officials, including President Barack Obama.
According to FBI spokesperson Deborah Madden, the FBI arrested Everett Dutschke, 41, in an early morning take down at the suspect’s home in Tupelo, Mississippi. The alleged poison power mailer was arrested about 12:50 a.m. Saturday.
In the late 20th century, an increasing number of products used for everyday life proved to be poisonous. The risk of being poisoned nowadays lies more in the accidental factor, where poison be induced or taken by accident. These problems occur more frequently in , and poisoning is the 4th most common cause of death within young people. Accidental ingestions are most common in children less than 5 years old.
However, hospital and emergency facilities are much enhanced compared to the first half of the 20th century and before, and antidotes are more available. Antidotes have been found for many poisons, and the antidotes for some of the most commonly known poisons are shown in the table below:
However, poison still exists as a murderous entity today, but it is not as popular form of conducting murder as it used to be in past times, probably because of the wider range of ways to kill people and other factors that must be taken into consideration. One of the more recent deaths by poisoning was that of Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko in 2006 from lethal polonium-210radiation poisoning. WIKIPEDIA