Ricin Suspect Paul Kevin Curtis: Not Your Average Terrorist

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Paul Kevin Curtis, suspected of attempting to poison President Obama and Republican Senator Roger Wicker, has “a criminal history and mental health issues.” But Curtis is not your average terrorist.

Kenneth Curtis of Tupelo, Miss., Arrested in Connection With Obama/Wicker Ricin Letters

Jason Howerton and Becket Adams of TheBlaze report that Prentiss County Sheriff Randy Tolar said Curtis has had several scrapes with the law in the past, including several incidents of “simple assault,” and “telephone harassment and stalking.” The sheriff stated that based on his personal experiences with the suspect, Tolar said he believes he has “some very serious psychological issues.” He continued to say of Curtis “…He’ll get down on you and bash you with everything he’s got, even making up stuff…” Was this man on medication? It would be interesting to gain insight into his mental health background. Of course, anyone who would send Ricin-laced letters to another human being is clearly not stable.

It seems that Curtis had very strong opinions on “organ harvesting” and “gun control” based on his Facebook Posts and claims he was fired from the North Mississippi Medical Center after “finding ‘dismembered body parts’ and a ‘severed head’ backing up the hospital’s drainage system.” It would be interesting to learn what really happened.

Some revealing posts on Curtis’ Facebook page show insight into the suspect’s warped mind. He claims to be a Christian, but not a “bench warming church going judgmental hypocrite…” Chillingly, Curtis even describes meeting Sen. Wicker in the past:

“… I even ran into Roger Wicker several different times while performing at special banquets and fundraisers in northeast, Mississippi but he seemed very nervous while speaking with me and would make a fast exit to the door when I engaged in conversation leading up to my case against NMMC.”

Fortunately, nobody seems to have been hurt in the Ricin attack. Hopefully, Paul Kevin Curtis will get the psychological help he needs and if he is guilty, will be brought to justice.

Photo Source: Facebook via TheBlaze

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