Nightly News   |  April 18, 2013

Man charged with threatening Obama, Sen. Wicker

On Thursday, 45-year-old Kevin Curtis of Mississippi was accused of sending ricin-laced letters to President Obama and Sen. Roger Wicker. His lawyers say he is innocent. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> nbc news has confirmed it was indeed ricin that was in those letters mailed to some officials in washington. it's been confirmed due to a second round of tests. today, 45-year-old paul kevin curtis was in a mississippi courtroom charged with making threats against president obama , mississippi senator roger wicker , and a local county judge . curtis happens to be an elvis impersonator . senator wicker hired him a decade ago to work at an event. a lawyer for wicker said he was innocent. officials say none of this was related to the boston bombing this is week.