Today's News: Our Take - Man Arrested and Charged with Threatening President Obama in Ricin Case
Theman, who also sent a poisoned letter toRepublican Mississippi Senator Roger Wicker, was identified as Mississippi entertainer Paul Kevin Curtis, 45, the Justice Department announced on Thursday. Hewas arrested Wednesday at his home in Corinth, Miss., andfaces up to 15 years in prison and a $500,000 fine, the Justice Department says.
The ricin letters, whichwere postmarkedonApril 8 and sentfrom Memphis, Tenn., both concluded with the phrase, "to see a wrong and not expose it, is to become a silent partner to its continuance.," according to the report.
In a bizarre twist, Sen. Wicker had previously hired Curtis as an Elvis impersonator for a party he had hosted. "He was more entertaining then,” Wickertold NBC News.
After the arrest, Curtis' familysaid he suffered from mental illness, including bipolar disorder, and had not taken his medication in years.
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