Paul Kevin Curtis, the man suspected of sending poison letters to President Obama, a U.S. senator, and a Mississippi judge, has been released from custody. Less than a week ago, Curtis was arrested for sending ricin-laced letters to target political officials from his house in Corinth, Mississippi.
The news came just hours after officials canceled a detention and preliminary hearing on Tuesday.
According to Jeff Woodfin, chief deputy with the U.S. Marshals Service in Oxford, Miss., Curtis was released from jail; however, the conditions of the release are unknown.
Curtis’s house was searched upon his arrest; however, there was no evidence found that suggested he had produced the poison found in the letters. Curtis’s lawyer suggested in court that an enemy may have framed her client.
Attorney Christi R. McCoy has affirmed that Curtis “maintains 100 percent that he did not do this.”
Sara Papantonio is a writer and researcher for Ring of Fire.