PAUL KEVIN CURTIS Charged with Threatening President Obama & Others with Ricin-laced Letters

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Paul Kevin Curtis charged with threatening Obama, others with ricin-laced letters

Paul Kevin Curtis, 45, is charged with threatening President Barack Obama and others, according to a Thursday news release from the U.S. Department of Justice. He is scheduled to appear in federal court on the two charges later Thursday, and if convicted could face up to 15 years in prison

An affidavit says the letters sent to Obama, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker and a judge in Mississippi told the recipients: “Maybe I have your attention now even if that means someone must die.”

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7 Responses to PAUL KEVIN CURTIS Charged with Threatening President Obama & Others with Ricin-laced Letters

  1. What? Hmmmm… John King didn’t mention his skin color?

    • Ametia says:

      Because not finding Ricin in one’s home deigns them innocent?
      Check this out:

      Apr. 23, 2013 11:50 AM ET
      Ricin suspect hearing cancelled, announcement set

      OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Officials have cancelled the third day of a hearing for the Mississippi man accused of mailing poisoned letters to President Barack Obama, a U.S. senator and a local judge.

      Christi McCoy, defense attorney for Paul Kevin Curtis, says that federal authorities and defense attorneys will speak to reporters at 5 p.m. CDT about the case.
      The announcement came 90 minutes after the hearing was supposed to start in federal court. Lawyers spent that time conferring with the judge. Later, Curtis and family members were escorted into a meeting room with his lawyers, followed by a probation officer.

      On Monday, an FBI agent said federal authorities didn’t find any ricin in Curtis’ Corinth, Miss., home or vehicle.

      McCoy says the search results bolster Curtis’ claims of innocence.

      http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/386c25518f464186bf7a2ac026580ce7/Article_2013-04-23-Suspicious%20Letters/id-f7dc6608dd7b4c2b8039b3dc50a6d7b4

  2. Ametia says:

    Suspect in ricin-laced mailings charged

    Video: The FBI has identified a Mississippi man suspected of mailing letters containing poisonous ricin as 45-year-old Paul Kevin Curtis. Curtis was arrested Wednesday evening near Memphis.
    By Aaron C. Davis and Stephanie McCrummen,

    CORINTH, Miss. — A Mississippi man who allegedly mailed poison-laced letters to the White House, a U.S. senator and a judge from Mississippi was charged Thursday with threatening the president and the two other officials, according to Justice Department documents.

    Paul Kevin Curtis, 45, appeared in shackles and a Johnny Cash T-shirt at a federal courtroom in Oxford, Miss., according to the Associated Press. Although he did not enter a plea on the charges, his lawyer, Christi R. McCoy, said that Curtis “maintains 100 percent that he did not do this.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/suspect-in-ricin-laced-mailings-known-as-elvis-impersonator/2013/04/18/435dadd2-a820-11e2-b029-8fb7e977ef71_story.html?wpisrc=nl_pmpolitics

  3. CarolMaeWY says:

    Did John King report he was a white male?

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