April 23rd, 2013
01:46 PM ET
1 year ago

Ricin suspect freed, marshals say

(CNN) - The Mississippi man accused of sending ricin-tainted letters to President Barack Obama and other officials has been released from federal custody, a spokesman for the U.S. Marshal's Service said Tuesday.

Paul Kevin Curtis, an Elvis impersonator from Corinth, Mississippi, was charged with sending a threat to the president last week after letters containing the poison triggered security scares around Washington. But a preliminary hearing that had been scheduled to continue on Tuesday was canceled and Curtis was released.

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  1. Tony

    CNN is basically milking it to the last drop.

    April 24, 2013 07:34 am at 7:34 am |
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