After a sweep of Paul Kevin Curtis’ property and computer turned up absolutely zero evidence connecting him to a string of ricin-laced letters sent to President Obama and others, the feds have been forced to release him from jail.
UPDATE: Curtis has been released on bond. Police are now searching the home of Everett Dutschke. Curtis’ attorney had suggested that Dutschke, an enemy of Curtis’, may have framed his client.
A federal official says the man charged with sending poison letters to President Barack Obama, a U.S. senator and a Mississippi judge has been released from jail.
Jeff Woodfin, chief deputy with the U.S. Marshals Service in Oxford, Miss., says Paul Kevin Curtis has been released from custody.
Woodfin says he doesn’t know if there were any conditions on the release.
The development comes hours after officials canceled a detention and preliminary hearing on Tuesday.
Christi McCoy, defense attorney for Curtis says that federal authorities and defense attorneys will speak to reporters at 5 p.m. CDT about the case.
Yesterday, based on what she said was a lack of evidence linking Curtis to the case, McCoy called for the case to be dropped against her client.