Charges dropped against man in ricin letters case

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by ASSOCIATED PRESS

KREM.com

Posted on April 23, 2013 at 5:39 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 23 at 5:41 PM

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) -- A court filing says charges have been dropped against a Mississippi man accused of sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and others.

The one-sentence document was filed Tuesday, hours after Paul Kevin Curtis was released from custody. The document says the ongoing investigation has revealed new but unspecified information.

An FBI agent had testified in court that no evidence of ricin was found at Curtis's home.

Meanwhile, authorities searched Tuesday at the home of another Mississippi man in connection with the case.

The 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."

Curtis says this week has been a nightmare. He was arrested last Wednesday after the detection of poisoned letters to Obama, a U.S. senator and a judge.

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