FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - A second bail request by an Arkansas man charged with mailing a white powder to his former employer, schools and businesses has been denied.
The Northwest Arkansas Times reports (http://bit.ly/QrkJII ) that U.S. Magistrate Erin Setser on Friday rejected the request by 57-year-old Philip Hanson. U.S. District Judge Jimm Larry Hendren had agreed earlier Friday to allow Hanson to represent himself - but rejected his request that a court-appointed attorney be dismissed from the case.
Hanson has pleaded not guilty to charges that he mailed a white powder to a bank, elementary schools and to DaySpring Card. Co. Hanson had worked for the card company for 28 years before being fired in 2009.
He was initially denied bail in May.
Investigators have said the white powder turned out to be baking soda.