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ricin

[′rīs·ən]
(materials)
White, poisonous powder derived from pressed castor oil bran.
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Miller told the investigators that she learned how to make ricin off the internet and had harvested about 30 or 40 castor beans, a key ingredient in the poison, on the property of the community.
Ricin toxin is a lethal plant-derived toxin and potential biological weapon because of its stability and high potency, and the fact it is readily extracted from by-products of castor oil production.
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.
He told the court: " I am satisfied that Mohammed Ali had no intention of disposing of ricin immediately.
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.
The items included a dust mask that later tested positive for ricin, the affidavit said.
Ricin is a protein that is found in the seeds of the castor bean plant, the same plant that yields castor oil.