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The $143 million Fort Detrick laboratory, which opened just seven years ago, has been used by the FBI to test substances in high-profile cases, including a letter sent to the White House in 2013 that contained the deadly compound ricin.
Federal prosecutors said FBI agents seized castor beans from Layman's home, along with instructions on how to make ricin.
On June 30, the FBI executed a search warrant, allegedly turning up castor beans in Layman’s kitchen, along with a mortar and pestle and instructions on how to make ricin.
And in one case, a Bulgarian dissident, Georgi Markov, was killed on Waterloo Bridge in London in 1978 with an umbrella tipped with a pellet of ricin.
Meanwhile, two members of the Minnesota Patriots Council – one of scores of heavily armed US militia groups – were convicted of planning to use ricin, a biological toxin, to kill federal agents.
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Origin and Etymology of ricin
First Known Use: 1896See Words from the same year
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