Dutschke, 42, who has been in jail since April, was charged in November with trying to get someone to send more letters containing the deadly substance on his behalf. He initially denied responsibility for the letters and is also accused of trying to frame an Elvis impersonator named Paul Kevin Curtis for the attacks. Curtis, whom Wicker once hired to entertain at a party, was arrested but all charges were later dropped.
The most serious charge, production of a biological weapon, carries a potential life sentence.
A reporter covering the Oxford, Miss., hearing for WREG reported that Dutschke was in tears during his appearance.
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.