After spending almost a week behind bars, Elvis tribute artist Paul Kevin Curtis was released from federal custody and his charges were dismissed on Tuesday.
He had been accused of sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker and Lee county, Miss., Justice Court Judge Sadie Holland. While he was released, federal authorities searched at another Mississippi man's home in connection with the case.
"I am holding today the order of dismissal that dismisses the charges lodged against Paul Kevin Curtis," said Christi McCoy, his attorney, in front of the federal court house in Oxford, Miss.
McMoy had argued from the start in federal court that there was absolutely no connection between her client and the three ricin-laced letters. Curtis openly expressed his affection for Sen. Wicker and President Obama.
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In the process of the detention hearing Curtis gave his attorneys a list of people who may have possibly framed him, which has in turn lead investigators elsewhere.
"The government was basically able to find another suspect who we believe is the true perpetrator of this crime," said Phillip Neilson, Curtis' attorney. "We are just elated and blessed and pleased that the government saw what Christi and I saw from the beginning of this case."
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"Love me tender, love me true, never let me go. You have made my life complete, and I love you so, love me tender, love me true, all my dreams fulfilled. For my darling I love you and I always will. Thank you, thank you very much!"
Curtis said he and his brother Jack would like to reunite their Guinness Book of World Record-setting group "Double Trouble" and start doing shows again.
Associated Press reporters Jeff Amy and Emily Wagster Pettus contributed to this report.
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