Girl accused of sending a ricin letter to Trump to remain in US custody


© Reuters. Pascale Ferrier appears in a prison booking photo taken after she was arrested by the Mission Police

(Reuters) – A U.S. federal judge on Monday ordered the further detention of a French-Canadian woman arrested earlier this month on suspicion of mailing ricin-filled letters to President Donald Trump and six people in Texas.

H. Kenneth Schroeder Jr., a judge in Buffalo, New York, said Pascale Cecile Veronique Ferrier, 53, posed a flight risk and potential risk to the community and should be transferred to Washington, DC to face a grand jury indictment to be there.

(Reporting by Nathan Layne in Wilton, Connecticut, editing by Franklin Paul)

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