Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Oops! Ricin letter suspect released & the search goes on…

         Good Day World!

A man described as bi-polar by his family, was released from jail yesterday after being charged with sending poison Ricin letters to the President and other public officials.

Kevin Paul Curtis, an Elvis Presley impersonator, was arrested last Wednesday at his home in Corinth, Mississippi by FBI agents.

(Photo of Curtis impersonating Elvis – Google Images)

Authorities searched the home of another Mississippi man, J. Everett Dutschke, as part of the investigation, reported WTVA.  Dutschke's name had come up earlier this week when Curtis' defense attorney suggested prosecutors look into him, WTVA reported.

The FBI admitted that here was no apparent ricin, castor beans or any material at his house that could be used for the manufacturing of ricin, like a blender or something. In other words, someone got his signals crossed!

Mr. Curtis seems to be taking the mistake well and when released he said, "I respect President Obama and love my country. I would never do anything to pose a threat to him or any other U.S. official.” He was probably still trembling in his boots after the grueling interrogation and just glad to go home.

(A.P. Photo of Kevin Paul Curtis)

Why is it that it took a week to clear him? Is the FBI really that slow? Or, were they just embarrassed that they picked the wrong guy and kept looking out of sheer stubbornness? Either way, it stinks. He, and his family, had to suffer through damning headlines as the media, both main stream and social, went after him like honey badgers!

I sure hope Mr. Curtis gets a big apology!

Time for me to walk on down the road…

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