He’s all shook up! This is some country ish right here! Paul Kevin Curtis, a former Elvis Impersonater, has been arrested in connection to 3 poisonous letters sent to President Obama, U.S. Senator Roger Wicker and a Mississippi judge. The wanna be musician can be seen performing via YouTube and Facebook, advertising his services dressed as country stars such as Johnny Cash, Hank Williams and Elvis.
Curtis was nabbed at his apartment in Corinth, Miss., last night after the poisoned letters discovered this week were traced back to him, sources told The NY Post.
Curtis is “believed to be responsible for the mailings of the three letters sent through the US Postal Inspection Service, which contained a granular substance that preliminarily tested positive for ricin,” the FBI said, providing no other details.
The arrest capped a frantic day on Capitol Hill yesterday amid heightened security after the Boston terror bombings and the the ricin letters. Ricin is one of the most deadly — and easiest to make — of the world’s super poisons.
It is highly toxic, has no known antidote, and can be deadly in tiny amounts. It comes from the leftover waste material the seeds of castor beans are reduced to make castor oil, which when purified becomes a poison so deadly that a speck can be deadly if injected or inhaled.