Charges have been dropped against Paul Kevin Curtis, the Mississippi man accused of sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and other officials, the Associated Press reports.
He was released on bond just hours before the charges were dropped.
"I respect President Obama," Curtis said to reporters. "I love my country and would never do anything to pose a threat to him or any other U.S. official.".
Authorities were reportedly searching another man's home in connection with the case. Last week, letters containing a substance that tested positive for ricin were sent to Obama, GOP Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi and a state judge, the AP reports.
@AntiPorcheria I don't know how many lines of script it took but there was a description of the dropped charges, search warrants executed without findings, etc. As for apology, why would that be expected? People are wrongfully imprisoned every day, many for years, and are quietly released without apology or fanfare. In this instance some reports suggest this guy was framed. In his place, I'd pass on the apology in order to see the guy who framed me in lockup.
Who the heck knows if the guy was "punked" by some prankster or not, or even by some LSM operator at the US Post Service. Look at the moron that faked that tweet about the White House being attacked. Too many people who don't use their free time constructively, if you ask me.
You would think that after the Richard Jewel fiasco that the gov't would be a bit more careful about charging people with crimes until they had enough facts to make the charge stick. Let's just hope they get whoever it was that really did it.
Thanks to the TV liars, the news, this man is ruined. I for one and many like me believed you NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, we believed you and now think the government is making you retract. But we will always know this man is a terrorist!!! And if needed I will testify that after seeing the news on this, I cannot think of this man in any way other than a terrorist. Should be a slam dunk lawsuit for him, and teach the news a lesson about running their mouths when they should be reporting the news.
I hardly ever believe anything the MSM or any other media says. They all lie, manipulate, and fabricate things to fit their agendas. Research everything. Take everything with a grain of salt. Especially since Digital TV was mandated!
LMAO.. why is everybody's panties in a bunch.. it said the man ACCUSED that doesnt mean he's guilty, the Media has a tendency to want to report first which causes them to report on unsubstantiated information.. they keep jumping the gun, all it would take is less sensationalized headlines for one.. and why is it always a government conspiracy with you guys?..smh
@GvtMule Look in the 50's members of the communist party were arrested, hounded out of their jobs just for being communist. In the 60's and 70's people were targeted ny the FBI and police, many were out and out murdered some were framed for crimes they never committed -- for being members of the black panthers, or active in the anti- war movement, in 1980 five communist were shot to death by a kkk nazi group who were imfiltrated by agents of both the FBI and AFT. These are facts. I have no problem with targeting right wingers for similar treatment, some of whom have posted on this very site that they will go to civil war against the u.s. , that they supported bush's war against Iraq, and that left wingers, immigrants and others they dislike should be shot, killed etc. I for one think right wingers deserve the same treatment the left have been subjected to for decades...
so, they kept him for nearly a week before setting bond and why again was he arrested since they had no evidence whatsoever? charges dropped without prejudice and now they are alleging not only do they possibly have another named suspect, but, also there have been other ricin incidences.
I'd be more worried they "catch" the wrong people! I thought they got their man awfully fast when they announced they caught this guy. How in the heck can anyone trace an anonymous letter! They cannot!
I couldn't understand how he obtained ricin since he probably wouldn't know how to extract the chemical from pinto beans. He had a link to a post painting Obama's mother in a bad light -- I wouldn't expect a Elvis fan/impersonator to do. He apparently was traumatized from a bad experience working in a hospital, and probably should have had some psychiatric care and probably now needs it.