UPDATED: Charges dropped against man in ricin-laced letters case - WREX.com – Rockford’s News Leader

UPDATED: Charges dropped against man in ricin-laced letters case

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UPDATE:
The charges against Paul Kevin Curtis have been dropped. A court filing dropping the charges was filed hours after he was released on bond.

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UPDATE:
Curtis' attorney says he has been released on bond and charges have not been dropped. However, the bond's conditions are sealed. His attorney claims Curtis is innocent and could have been framed.

Meanwhile, another Mississippi man says his home has been searched by the FBI in connection with the case. Everett Dutschke told the Associated Press his home was searched Tuesday, but says he is innocent and knows nothing about the ingredients for ricin.

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PREVIOUSLY:
OXFORD, MS (WREX) — The man accused of sending letters laced with ricin to President Barack Obama, Senator Roger Wicker, and a Lee County, Mississippi judge, has been released from jail.

Paul Kevin Curtis was released Tuesday, according to Jeff Woodfin, chief deputy with the U.S. Marshals Service in Oxford, Mississippi. A detention and preliminary hearing were also canceled in the case. Woodfin said he did not know if the release had any conditions.

Curtis was arrested and charged last Wednesday, but has declared his innocence through an attorney. A search of his home found no ricin, ingredients for it, or items used to make it.

 

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