UPDATE: Paul Kevin Curtis, 45, has been released according to federal marshals. More information to come soon. 12: 15 p.m.
Officials have canceled 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.
Read The Oxford EAGLE for updates. (April 23, 2013, Page 1)
The man accused of sending letters laced with ricin is due to appear in court today for a continuation of a preliminary and detention hearing that started on Friday. (April 22, 2013, Page 1, 14)
Paul Kevin Curtis, who is being accused of sending letters laced with the deadly toxin to President Barack Obama and U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, is due to appear in court today in Oxford for a hearing on whether or not he deserves bond. (April 19, 2013, Page 1A)
At approximately 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, FBI Special Agents arrested Paul Kevin Curtis, the individual believed to be responsible for the mailings of the three letters sent through the U. S. Postal Service which contained a granular substance that preliminarily tested positive for ricin. The letters were addressed to a U. S. Senator, the White House, and a Mississippi justice official.
(more…) (April 17, 2013)