Posts Tagged ‘ricin’

Mystery thickens around who sent ricin-laced letters

by Associated Press Published: April 25,2013

Tags: crime, investigation, judge, law enforcement, letter, poison, politician, Politics, post, President, ricin, Senator, terror, terrorism, terrorist

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 Associated Press 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 […] [...]

AP: Ricin mail suspect described body-parts conspiracy

by Associated Press Published: April 18,2013

Tags: Barack Obama, Corinth, FBI, Paul Kevin Curtis, ricin, Roger Wicker, terrorism

CORINTH, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man accused of mailing letters with suspected ricin to national leaders believed he had uncovered a conspiracy to sell human body parts on the black market and sometimes performed as an Elvis Presley impersonator. Paul Kevin Curtis, 45, was arrested Wednesday at his home in Corinth, near the Tennessee […] [...]

FBI: Ricin letter suspect ID’d as Paul Kevin Curtis of Corinth

by Associated Press Published: April 17,2013

Tags: Barack Obama, Corinth, FBI, Paul Kevin Curtis, ricin, Roger Wicker, terrorism, White House

OXFORD, Miss. — The FBI has identified a Mississippi man suspected of mailing letters containing poisonous ricin as 45-year-old Paul Kevin Curtis. FBI Special Agent in Charge Daniel McMullen said Curtis was arrested Wednesday afternoon at his apartment in Corinth, near the Tennessee state line about 100 miles east of Memphis. Authorities still waited for […] [...]

Mississippian arrested, accused of sending ricin-laced letters

by Associated Press Published: April 17,2013

Tags: Barack Obama, FBI, poison letters, ricin, Roger Wicker, terrorism

TUPELO — A man in Mississippi has been arrested and accused of sending letters with suspected ricin poison to President Barack Obama and other leaders.   FBI Special Agent in Charge Daniel McMullen said the man was arrested today. His name wasn’t immediately released publicly. However, at least two sources, “NBC News” and the Clarion-Ledger, […] [...]

(VIDEO) Senator: Police have suspect in Wicker ricin mailing

by Associated Press Published: April 17,2013

Tags: FBI, republican, ricin, Roger Wicker, U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police have a suspect in mind as they investigate a letter mailed to Sen. Roger Wicker that tested positive for poisonous ricin, a Senate colleague said. “The person that is a suspect writes a lot of letters to members,” Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., said Tuesday as she emerged from a classified briefing. […] [...]

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