Well if the Ricin-Letter investigation could not get any more strange... it has. Originally authorities had named a suspect, Elvis impersonator Paul Curtis. Curtis had for years railed against illegal work conditions inside a previous hospital he had worked at, as well as believing he had uncovered a black-market organ-harvesting operation. Now.. things get even more odd.
Curtis was released from custody and his lawyer is now placing the blame on former Republican congressional candidate J. Everett Dutschke.
A former Republican candidate for Mississippi’s House of Representatives named J. Everett Dutschke expressed disbelief and dismay Tuesday shortly after a man he was accused of framing for mailing letters that tested positive for the poison ricin to President Barack Obama and other officials was released from jail. Dutschke has not been charged in the ricin case and has denied any involvement.A press conference has been scheduled at 6 ET for more updates and I will try to carry and relevant information in this thread, and would appreciate any help that could be provided in the comments.
The FBI originally focused on Paul Kevin Curtis, a Mississippi Elvis impersonator, due to his initials and similar language to his many online writings that appeared in the poisoned letters. Curtis was released from jail on bond Tuesday and his attorneys have a joint press conference with federal officials scheduled for 5 p.m. Central time.
On Monday, Curtis’ lawyer, Christi McCoy, said she believed Dutschke could have been responsible for mailing the letters noting he had argued with Curtis over email.
Curtis talking about experience. Saying he did not even know what Ricin was, thought they said 'rice'.
3:05 PM PT: Charges dismissed against Paul Kevin Curtis. Dismissal letter shown.
'alot has happened in past week. Curtis has been through a lot. No worse for wear. Government was able to find another suspect who we believe is the true perpetrator of this crime. All these federal agencies at at Dutschke's home now. We are thrilled. The government worked extremely hard. I was scared they was moving forward on pressing charges, but they looked at other theories.
Q: Did you have a part in them looking elsewhere?
A: I hope so, I just knew he was innocent. Kevin was treated very well by all agents. Professionalism throughout.
3:08 PM PT: Kevin reads statement:
I would like to thank family and friends for their love and support. I would like to thank Jesus Christ. My best friend, bodyguard teacher and judge. Divine intervention led this beautiful angel to my jail cell. She came to my rescue. For my first time in 13 years I have had real representation through an attorney of law. I have never had this in 20 years and will never let her go. I have always felt Wicker is a good and honest man. I respect Obama, love my country and would never pose a threat to any US official. This week has been a nightmare. My children and mother have suffered. I would like to get back to normal. Being a father supporting charity and living life though my music.
3:10 PM PT: Smaller press conference than I expected but still a major event. This man could have suffered the same fate of those blamed falsely for the Anthrax attacks.
3:11 PM PT: Streets blocked off outside the new suspects home.
3:13 PM PT: Q: Curtis, whts your plans now?
A: Find MooCow. Shes an amzing dog that DHS let escape. (Them bastards!)
I've been to jail over 20 times and never convicted of anything. I just want to spend time with my kids.
3:16 PM PT: Government wanted to send Curtis for psych evals, etc. Up to 8 months while they investigate. Sounds like his lawyer is fantastic.
3:24 PM PT: This is all very weird. You really could not even begin to make any of it up. Movies will be made.
3:27 PM PT: Now an anti-abortion speech by Curtis. I sense a new hero to the right wing. Got over on those evil FBI who tried to frame him for another false flag attack AND ant-abortion to boot...