Skip to comments.Scant evidence in Mississippi ricin case, attorney says
Posted on 04/20/2013 6:52:56 AM PDT by WKB
Federal authorities have scant evidence linking a Mississippi man to the mailing of ricin-laced letters to the president and a senator, his attorney says.
Christi McCoy said after a court hearing Friday that the government has offered no evidence to prove her client, Paul Kevin Curtis, had possession of any ricin or the seed from which it is extracted -- castor beans. An FBI agent testified during the hearing that he could not say if investigators had found ricin at Curtis' home, and McCoy said the evidence linking the 45-year-old to the crime so far has hinged on his writings posted online.
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Claire “Tax Evader” McCaskill said the guy mailed a LOT of letters to elected officials. I think that he just pissed people off, and they decided to gin something up to get rid of him. They were probably planning on getting to kill him while they arrested him.
You should be able to match his handwriting...Apparently, they can't even do that. How inept can you get??
I’ve been pondering how that idiot could have gotten a hold of the poison and then, why in the heck he would be so damn stupid to send it when he left such an easy trail back to himself?
I think you are closer to the truth than even you know.
I wondered why the called him an Elvis imitator. :>)
Also, ricin must be injected or ingested to have any effect.
Sending it in a letter is highly unlikely to do any damage at all. Unless I guess somebody decides to eat the letter.
And that pic of him was a real doozie.
Is Christi McCoy by any chance related to former Mississippi House Speaker Billy McCoy (d)? I did see a photo of Curtis with his bumper sticker that said he was proud to be an Evangelical and a democrat.
Ricin is tightly controlled and isn’t something you buy at a hardware store or brew up in your basement. So where did this Elvis impersonator get it???
Sounds like she would fit right in:
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U.S. Attorney in Mississippi to Leave Office Jan. 31
Friday, January 22nd, 2010
U.S. Attorney Jim Greenlee on Wednesday announced he will retire as the top federal prosecutor in the Northern District of Mississippi on Jan. 31, The Associated Press reports. The Bush holdover has been the districts U.S. Attorney since 2001.
Over the weekend, we reported that Greenlee would be leaving his post soon, as Gina Phillips Kilgore, chief deputy for operations at the U.S. District Court in Oxford, Miss., sent out an e-mail titled Jim Greenlee Retirement Reception. A copy of the email was forwarded to The Daily Journal of Mississippi.
President Obama has yet to nominate a replacement for Greenlee. Oxford-based defense lawyer Christi McCoy has been under consideration for the job, but we reported last month that her candidacy stalled over questions about her affiliation with a private investigator under investigation for allegedly padding his bills.
Mississippi lawyers have told us Greenlee wrote a letter to the Justice Department about McCoys ties to the private investigator, but Greenlees office has declined to say whether such a letter exists. Main Justice submitted a Freedom of Information Act request in November asking for a copy of any letter, if it exists.
McCoy was recommended for the U.S. Attorney post by Mississippi Reps. Bennie Thompson and Travis Childers, both Democrats.
McCoy once worked at the law firm of Joey Langston who pleaded guilty to conspiring with Scruggs to bribe a judge. She also represented former state auditor Steve Patterson, who pleaded guilty in another Scruggs-related judicial bribery case.
Your post illuminates to what I was referring in a previous post.
Ricin IS RARELY fatal unless one gets it directly INTO THE BLOODSTREAM...
The Russians used a tiny hollow metal sphere loaded with it. An umbrella with a point was the delivery system. A bump on a crowded street and bingo. Just putting in a letter is essentially harmless.
Ricin in the blood will make one's liver look like it had been through a blender.
As everyone knows, it is found in a very, very common ornamental plant in the United States, the castor bean.
No, everyone doesn’t know it’s found in the castor bean.
I read a lot-have over 200 books on my iPad-and I read that years ago. I do not know how it is made though. Don’t want to know.
The media was pushing this ricin notion all week, but I hear a news report the other night in which the reporter said they actually didn’t have any proof that it was ricin. So what exactly was it, and who first put out the idea that it was ricin?
Got a link to that reporter? FBI has confirmed ricin. the question seems to be the link to the crazy guy, not about ricin.
I hadn’t heard that ricin was confirmed, only suspected. There was a ‘hit’ when the envelopes went through a detector, but the reporter stated that it wasn’t clear exactly what it was. Maybe the FBI came out later with the confirmation. The news up here this week was all about the Marathon bombers.
CNN) — The FBI said Thursday it confirmed the presence of the deadly poison ricin in letters sent to President Barack Obama, a U.S. senator and a judge...