TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — When poison-laced letters were sent to President Barack Obama and two other officials, it didn’t take long to track down a suspect based on a phrase often used by an Elvis impersonator named Kevin Curtis: “I am KC and I approve this message.”
Curtis was soon arrested at his house in north Mississippi and charged in the case. He swore he didn’t do it, and told investigators that maybe a longtime foe, a martial arts instructor named James Everett Dutschke, might have something to do with the case.
By the time Curtis was released on April 23, the FBI was already watching Dutschke.
It was another twist in a plot Curtis’ lawyer has called “diabolical.”
According to an FBI affidavit made public Tuesday, agents saw Dutschke the day before Curtis’ release hauling items out of his former martial arts studio in Tupelo, Miss.
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