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Charges dropped against Miss. man suspected in poison ricin letters case

By Lawayne Childrey | Published 24 Apr 2013 08:11am | comments
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A Mississippi man is speaking out now that charges have been dropped against him in an investigation of ricin laced letters.This action comes less than a week after he was accused of targeting President Barack Obama, Mississippi Senator Roger Wicker and a Mississippi judge.

 During a late afternoon press conference Tuesday, Paul Kevin Curtis of Corinth said he was relieved.

"This past week has been a nightmare for myself and my family, my mother has suffered as well as my children." said Curtis.  "I would like to get back to normal, which for me means being the best father that I can be to my children." 

Charges were dropped late yesterday after searches of his home failed to turn up the poison, ricin. However, Curtis expressed no ill will towards those he was accused of attempting to harm.

"I respect President Obama, I love my country and would never do anything to pose a threat to him or any other U.S. official," continued Curtis.

A second Mississippi man by the name of Everette Dutschke says the FBI has now turned their investigation to his home. But Dutschke maintains his innocence.  

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