Paul Kevin Curtis Update: Ricin suspect released from jail, official says

Facebook page photo of Paul Kevin Curtis, 45. Curtis was arrested at his home in Corinth, Tenn., April 17, 2013. He is accused of mailing letters with suspected ricin to to national leaders.
Facebook page photo of Paul Kevin Curtis, 45.

(CBS/AP) OXFORD, Miss. - A federal official says Paul Kevin Curtis, the man charged with sending poison letters to President Barack Obama, a U.S. senator and a Mississippi judge, has been released from jail.

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Jeff Woodfin, chief deputy with the U.S. Marshals Service in Oxford, Miss., says he doesn't know if there were any conditions on the release.

The development comes hours after officials canceled a detention and preliminary hearing on Tuesday.

Curtis was arrested Wednesday at his house in Corinth, Miss., and charged with sending ricin-laced letters to Obama, Sen. Roger Wicker and a Lee County, Miss., judge.

Through an attorney, the 45-year-old Curtis has said he is innocent.

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