Husband, Wife Pin Ricin Letters on Each Other

Investigators say wife had specific knowledge of letters

By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 2, 2013 8:25 AM CDT

(Newser) – The ricin letters sent last week to President Obama and Michael Bloomberg have resulted in a unique round of he-said-she-said: As CBS News reports, a Texas woman told cops that her husband may have been behind the letters, but he in turn pointed the finger at her, saying that he had been set up. Authorities, who have been camped out at the couple's home in New Boston since Thursday, say that the wife had specific knowledge of the letters. FBI agents in Hazmat suits were seen searching the residence on Friday, adds the AP, but no charges have been filed.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Thursday, May 30, 2013, in New York.  Two threatening letters containing traces of the deadly poison ricin were sent to Bloomberg and his gun-control group.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Thursday, May 30, 2013, in New York. Two threatening letters containing traces of the deadly poison ricin were sent to Bloomberg and his gun-control group.   (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
The envelope that contained the ricin tainted letter mailed to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is shown.
The envelope that contained the ricin tainted letter mailed to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is shown.   (AP Photo/WNBC-TV)
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