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Breaking: Ricin Letters Suspect Paul Kevin Curtis Released from Custody

curtisAfter 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. 

Via AP:

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.

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FBI: No Ricin Found in Home of Mississippian Suspected of Sending Poisoned Letters

curtisThe 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.

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