Posts Tagged ‘poison’

Man investigated in ricin letters case goes into hiding

TUPELO — A Mississippi man whose home and business were searched as part of an investigation into poisoned letters sent to the president and others has dropped out of sight in order to escape the news media spotlight, but is cooperating with authorities, a friend and his attorney said. Everett Dutschke, 45, had his home […] [...]

Mystery thickens around who sent ricin-laced letters

TUPELO — Of three ricin-laced letters mailed this month to public officials, only one made it into the hands of an intended target, 80-year-old Mississippi judge Sadie Holland. Investigators are working to piece together what motivated someone to send the letters to her, President Barack Obama and U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker. Holland is a common […] [...]

Second Mississippian implicated in ricin-laced letters scheme

TUPELO — Law enforcement officials searched the home of a second Mississippi man implicated in the mailing of ricin-laced letters to the president and a U.S. senator after charges were dropped without explanation against the man arrested in the case last week. Everett Dutschke, whose Tupelo home was searched yesterday by dozens of officials, some […] [...]

Man accused of sending ricin-laced letters released from jail

by Published: April 23,2013

Tags: case, court, jail, judge, justice, law, legal, letter, poison, President, ricin, Senator, terror, trial

OXFORD — 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,  says Paul Kevin Curtis has been released from custody. Woodfin says he doesn’t know if […] [...]

Trial to continue of man accused of mailing ricin

OXFORD — More discussion was likely today of the mental state of the Mississippi man accused of mailing poisoned letters to President Barack Obama, a U.S. senator and a local judge. Christi McCoy, defense attorney for Paul Kevin Curtis, said yesterday she expects testimony from David Daniels, a Tupelo attorney who says Curtis threatened him […] [...]

Hearing of man accused of sending ricin-laced letters to continue

OXFORD — The man charged with mailing ricin-laced letters to the president and a senator was expected back in court today, and the hearing could reveal what evidence authorities have collected from searches of his home and vehicle. Through his lawyer, Paul Kevin Curtis has denied any involvement in the letters sent to President Barack […] [...]

Man accused of sending ricin-laced letters described as troubled

CORINTH — The stories from family and acquaintances of a Mississippi man charged with sending ricin-laced letters to the president and other officials describe a caring father and enthusiastic musician who struggled with mental illness and pursued a conspiracy theory to its farthest reaches. Paul Kevin Curtis, 45, wrote numerous Web posts over the past […] [...]

Gas leak stopped; residents back home after nearly week-long evacuation

WAYNE COUNTY — The Wayne County Emergency Management Agency and Escambia Operating Company, LLC report a gas well leaking hydrogen sulfide has been stopped and the well is secure. In the 36 hours since the free flow of gas from the well was stopped air quality monitoring indicates the area is safe, according to the […] [...]

Sixteen counties found to be high risk for lead poisoning

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — As part of Lead Poisoning Prevention Month, and the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports from 2004-2009, approximately 197,917 children were screened for lead poisoning. Of these children 1,640 tested positive. The children lived in 77 counties, with 16 of these Mississippi counties identified as being high-risk areas for lead poisoning. […] [...]

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