U.S. Marines dressed in protective suits prepare to enter the closed Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill, to retrieve mail that could be contaminated, Feb. 4, 2004. (Reuters)

Charges dropped against ricin suspect

Paul Kevin Curtis says he would never do anything to hurt his country


Associated Press
April 24, 2013 2:43AM (UTC)

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man is speaking out now that charges have been dropped against him in an investigation of ricin-laced letters.

Paul Kevin Curtis says he respects President Barack Obama, loves his country and that he "would never do anything to pose a threat."

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Curtis says this week has been a nightmare.

Curtis was arrested last Wednesday after the detection of poisoned letters to Obama, a U.S. senator and a judge.

Charges were dropped late Tuesday after searches of Curtis' house failed to turn up ricin.


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