Today, Paul Kevin Curtis, the man suspected of sending ricin-laced letters to President Obama and Republican Senator Roger Wicker was released on bond. The FBI is investigating the possibility that Curtis was framed in the incident.
from Fox News:
The Mississippi man charged with sending ricin-laced letters to President Obama reportedly has been released on bond, amid an apparent probe into whether he might have been framed.
Jeff Woodfin, chief deputy with the U.S. Marshals Service in Oxford, Miss., confirmed the release to the Associated Press but said he didn’t know if there were any conditions on the release.
Two sources had earlier confirmed to Fox News that the FBI was looking into the possibility that Paul Kevin Curtis might have been framed as part of a grudge against him from someone in his neighborhood. A detention hearing for Curtis that was scheduled for Tuesday has also been postponed.
As the release was announced, Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid said there was another ricin “incident” at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, D.C. Federal attorneys had earlier warned that there could be another ricin letter floating around.
Curtis has a long history of sending letters to various politicians in Washington. The ricin letters were signed with his initials. Curtis apparently believes he has uncovered a global conspiracy to buy and sell human body parts.