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Ricin Suspect Curtis Has All Charges Dropped

Paul Kevin Curtis
Chip Ward

OXFORD, Miss. – The North Mississippi man, Paul Kevin Curtis, accused of sending ricin laced letters to President Barak Obama, Senator Rodger Wicker, and Judge Sadie Holland has had all charges dropped against him.

Paul Kevin Curtis was charged with sending those poisoned letters last week. Tuesday his preliminary hearing was canceled and Curtis was released. Curtis’s attorney claims that he had been framed by someone who mimicked phrases Curtis used on social media in the letters.

A federal search conducted on Curtis’s house and car found no trace of ricin.

As the release was announced, Senator Harry Reid said there was another ricin “incident” at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, D.C. Earlier Federal attorneys said there may be another ricin letter floating around. So far there has not been confirmation of the substance is in fact ricin.

Conditions of his release have not been made readily available, but a press conference with Curtis’s attorneys and federal authorities Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. may provide answers.

Reports have now pointed to another north Mississippi man, J. Everett Dutschke, who is proclaiming his innocence after authorities apparently have turned their attention towards him.

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