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Oxford, MS - Ricin Suspect Released From Jail

Published on: April 23, 2013 01:09 PM
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FILE - Federal agents wearing hazardous material suits and breathing apparatus inspect the home and possessions in the West Hills Subdivision house of Paul Kevin Curtis in Corinth, Miss., Friday, April 19, 2013. Curtis is in custody under the suspicion of sending letters covered in ricin to the U.S. President Barack Obama and U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)FILE - Federal agents wearing hazardous material suits and breathing apparatus inspect the home and possessions in the West Hills Subdivision house of Paul Kevin Curtis in Corinth, Miss., Friday, April 19, 2013. Curtis is in custody under the suspicion of sending letters covered in ricin to the U.S. President Barack Obama and U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Oxford, MS - — 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.

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Jeff Woodfin, chief deputy with the U.S. Marshals Service in Oxford, Miss., says Paul Kevin Curtis has been released from custody.

Woodfin says he doesn’t know if there were any conditions on the release.

The development comes hours after officials canceled a detention and preliminary hearing on Tuesday.

Curtis was arrested Wednesday at his house in Corinth, Miss., and charged with sending ricin-laced letters to Obama, Sen. Roger Wicker and a Lee County, Miss., judge.

Through an attorney, the 45-year-old Curtis has said he is innocent.


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 Apr 23, 2013 at 02:32 PM TheRealJoe123 Says:

I hope he sues big time...

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 Apr 23, 2013 at 06:03 PM murray059 Says:

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TheRealJoe123 Says:

I hope he sues big time...

yup....no law against accidentally getting a little spilled rice-a roni on a letter your sending out. Storm troopers.

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 Apr 23, 2013 at 06:27 PM victorg Says:

He sent powder coated letters to Obama and other officials and they are letting him go? Why was he sending powder through the mail?

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 Apr 23, 2013 at 08:06 PM Anonymous Says:

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TheRealJoe123 Says:

I hope he sues big time...

for what?? if the authorities had any reason to hold him they are protected by sovereign immunity. You cannot sue unless you can show gross negligence or deliberate and reckless disregard of known facts that would have exonerated him at the time he was arrested.

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