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Roger Wicker

James Dutschke, ricin suspect

Brief Hearing Held In Ricin Letters Case

A Mississippi man appeared briefly in court Monday on a charge that he made a deadly poison that was sent in letters to President Barack Obama, a senator and a judge.

04/29/2013

Paul Kevin Curtis

Ricin Suspect Released From Jail

A Mississippi man accused of sending poison-laced letters to the president and other U.S. officials has been released from jail. Now the hunt continues for whomever sent the deadly substance.

04/23/2013

suspicious letter, ricin letter

Experts: Ricin Mailed To President Easy To Make

The ricin mailed to the president and a U.S. senator is relatively easy to make but generally can’t be used to target a large number of people, experts say.

04/19/2013

suspicious letter, ricin letter

Man Charged In Letters Case Described As Troubled

A Mississippi man charged with sending ricin-laced letters to the president and other officials was described Thursday as a good father, a quiet neighbor and an entertainer who impersonated Elvis at parties. Other accounts show a man who spiraled into emotional turmoil trying to get attention for his claims of uncovering a conspiracy to sell body parts on the black market.

04/18/2013

suspicious letter, ricin letter

Arrest Made In Ricin Mailing Investigation

Letters sent to President Barack Obama and a U.S. senator tested positive for poisonous ricin in preliminary checks. An arrest has been made. Law enforcement sources say the suspect is Paul Kevin Curtis from Tupelo, Miss.

04/17/2013

FBI

Letter Sent To U.S. Senator Tests Positive For Poison At Maryland Facility

An envelope addressed to Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi twice tested positive Tuesday for ricin, a potentially fatal poison, congressional officials said, heightening concerns about terrorism a day after a bombing killed three and left more than 170 injured at the Boston Marathon.

04/16/2013

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