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    Ricin letters case: US drops charges against Mississippi man

    US prosecutors have dropped charges against a Mississippi man accused of sending ricin-laced letters to Barack Obama and a US senator, according to a court order signed by a judge on Tuesday.

    The move came hours after Paul Kevin Curtis was released from a Mississippi jail on bond. In a court order calling for the charges to be dismissed, prosecutors said the "ongoing investigation has revealed new information" without providing any additional detail. An FBI agent had testified in court that no evidence of ricin was found at Curtis's home.

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

    Curtis said afterwards that he respected Obama and would never harm a public servant. "I love this country," he said. The release of Curtis, 45, on bond came shortly after a judge indefinitely postponed a court hearing on his detention.

    I want 1 less Tiny Coffin, Why Don't You? Support The President's Gun Violence Plan.

    by JML9999 on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 09:26:52 PM PDT

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