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No ricin found in Paul Kevin Curtis' house

Posted: Updated: April 22, 2013 12:39 PM
Corinth police officer outside house in West Hills Subdivision after taking Paul Kevin Curtis into custody // Source: AP Corinth police officer outside house in West Hills Subdivision after taking Paul Kevin Curtis into custody // Source: AP
Paul Kevin Curtis in an undated photo // MySpace Paul Kevin Curtis in an undated photo // MySpace

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Investigators say they haven't found any ricin in the house of Mississippi man accused of mailing poisoned letters to President Barack Obama, a U.S. senator and a local judge.

FBI Agent Brandon Grant, testifying in federal court Monday, said a Friday search of Paul Kevin Curtis' house in Corinth, Miss., did not turn up ricin or ingredients for the poison. A search of Curtis' computers has found no evidence so far that he researched making ricin.

Federal investigators believe the letters were mailed by Curtis, an Elvis impersonator who family members say suffers from bipolar disorder. Curtis is a Monroe native, who still has family members living in the region. 

Through his lawyer, Curtis has denied involvement in letters sent to Obama, Mississippi Republican Sen. Roger Wicker, and a Lee County, Miss., judge.

Curtis' lawyer suggests in court that an enemy may have framed Curtis.

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