Suspect Accused Of Mailing Ricin Poison To Obama, GOP Senator Released From Detention

Hours after a hearing for Paul Kevin Curtis, the Mississippi man accused of sending Ricin-laced letters to a U.S. Senator and President Barack Obama last week, was cancelled, authorities announced that Curtis had been released from police custody.

No official explanation has been given to the press for the cancellation of Curtis’ preliminary hearing and Oxford, Mississippi, chief deputy with the U.S. Marshal Service, Jeff Woodfin, told reporters that he is not aware of any conditions place on Curtis prior to his release.

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There is a news conference scheduled for 5 p.m. CDT in which Curtis’ attorney, Christi McCoy, will clarify the reasons for Curtis’ release.

Curtis was arrested last Wednesday after he was charged with sending ricin-tainted letters to President Obama, Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) and a local county judge.

h/t AP

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