The feds turned up empty-handed after scouring the home, vehicle and computer of the Mississippi Elvis impersonator suspected of sending ricin in the mail to several elected officials, including President Barack Obama.
Via the Clarion-Ledger:
Investigators haven’t found any ricin in the house of Mississippi man accused of mailing poisoned letters to President Barack Obama, a U.S. senator and a local judge, according to testimony Monday from an FBI agent.
Agent Brandon Grant said that a search of Paul Kevin Curtis’ vehicle and house in Corinth, Miss., on Friday did not turn up ricin or ingredients for the poison. A search of Curtis’ computers has found no evidence so far that he researched making ricin.
“There was no apparent ricin, castor beans or any material there that could be used for the manufacturing, like a blender or something,” Grant testified. He speculated that Curtis could have thrown away the processor. Grant said computer technicians are now doing a “deep dive” on the suspect’s computers after initially finding no “dirty words” indicating Curtis had searched for information on ricin.
Curtis’ attorney states that he believes someone set his client up. The FBI is convinced that they’ve got the right guy.
We can’t go on together
with suspicious minds…