They got the wrong one.
Authorities are in a rush to catch the suspect of the poisoned letters sent to a Mississippi Senator and President Barack Obama.
They originally believed the suspect to be Elvis impersonator, Paul Kevin Curtis, but charges against Curtis have been dropped due to fact that he didn’t even know what poison “ricin” was.
"I thought they said 'rice,' And I said, 'I don't even eat rice.'” Curtis said to the authorities.
Curtis was released from custody on April 23rd ahead of all scheduled hearing and according to The Los Angeles Times, has absolutely no clue about the letters with ricin being sent to the senator nor the president. The charges were dropped but Curtis can be charged if new issues regarding him occur.
Now, the new suspect they believe to have sent the letters is J. Everett Dutschke, a taekwondo instructor, blues band member and a failed political candidate from Tupelo, Mississippi.
Dutschke denied all the accusations the FBI made saying this to the Associated Press, “I'm a patriotic American. I don't have any grudges against anybody. I did not send the letters, I love my country.”
The FBI did a search of his home, confiscating any items in connection to the letters.
A video has also surfaced of the suspect pleading his innocence from his home:
Dutschke’s has a dark past according to Business Insider who reports that he’s currently under a child molestation investigation.
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