1. Mystery Not Solved

    Ricin Case Shifts to Accused Molester

    Federal agents wearing hazardous material suits and breathing apparatus inspect the home and possessions in the West Hills Subdivision house of Paul Kevin Curtis in Corinth, Miss., Friday, April 19, 2013. Curtis is in custody under the suspicion of sending letters covered in ricin to the U.S. President Barack Obama and U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

    Rogelio V. Solis/AP

    Somehow the ricin case has taken an even stranger turn. Charges were dropped against Paul Kevin Curtis, the Elvis impersonating conspiracy theorist initially believed to have mailed ricin-laced letters, and federal authorities moved on to search the house of disgraced politician J. Everett Dutschke. Curtis’s lawyer had previously suggested that Dutschke might have framed Curtis because of a feud, which Curtis said might be related to a conflict from when they studied tae kwon do together. Dutschke, a failed political candidate currently facing child-molestation charges, is also a tae kwon do teacher and frontman of a band called Dusty and the RoboDrum, which on Facebook is described as “Live-Loop Oriented Rock with tons of lasers.”

    Charges dropped against Elvis impersonator.

    After being released, Paul Kevin Curtis gave quite an amusing press conference.

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