New Ricin Suspect Weirder Than Old Ricin Suspect

Federal agents wearing hazardous material suits and breathing apparatus exit 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)
Photo: Rogelio V. Solis

With the poison-letter charges dropped against Paul Kevin Curtis, the all-over-the-place Elvis impersonator, the FBI has turned its attention to Curtis’s “longtime personal enemy” J. Everett Dutschke. This one is a tae kwon do instructor currently fighting child molestation charges, who plays in a band called Dusty and the Robodrum, a “Live-Loop Oriented Rock with tons of lasers,” and has collaborated with a member of Pearl Jam. He allegedly might have “framed Curtis because of a feud that began with music and martial arts.” This saga isn’t quite premium cable caliber, but it is very network television.