Mystery turns to farce in ricin investigation
The poisoned letters sent to three US politicians, including Barack Obama, have uncovered a bizarre tale of a small-town feud, writes Niall Stanage in Washington DC.
In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, another, stranger story that initially seemed to touch on national security unspooled in the United States last week.
Panic in the days after the Boston attack deepened when poisoned letters were sent to President Barack Obama, a Republican senator from Mississippi named Roger Wicker and, somewhat incongruously, an 80-year-old county judge, also in Mississippi, named Sadie Holland.
The letters apparently contained ricin, a substance that is extracted...
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