Skip to comments.Texas Actress Gets 18 Years in Obama Ricin Threats
Posted on 07/16/2014 1:22:35 PM PDT by PoloSec
(Newser) A Texas woman who had minor roles in The Walking Dead and the The Blind Side was sentenced today to 18 years in prison for sending ricin-laced letters to President Obama and Michael Bloomberg. A judge sentenced Shannon Guess Richardson, 36, in federal court in Texarkana on a federal charge of possessing and producing a biological toxin. She had pleaded guilty to the charge in December in a deal her attorney said capped the sentence at 18 years. Richardson also must pay restitution.
Richardson was arrested in June 2013 after authorities said she tried to implicate her estranged husband Nathan Richardson, who had filed for divorce, for mailing the three letters; she later gave birth in jail. Investigators noted inconsistencies in Richardson's statements and later learned that she had purchased materials online to produce ricin, a toxin that can cause respiratory failure if inhaled. Richardson acknowledged in a signed plea agreement that she ordered castor beans online and learned how to process them into a substance used to make ricin. She obtained an email address, a PayPal shopping account, and a post office box in her husband's name without his knowledge, according to the document.
She probably would have gotten a medal had she threatened Bush.
I’m sure the MSM will be all over this story.
Susan? Eileen? OK, I give up.
this is a bit excessive. she is not likely to be a career criminal.
Not likely to be a career criminal, but who just happened to try to murder some people and put her husband in federal prison.
Bbut she hhad good intentions......
I’m sure she must be a right wing terrorist.
well there are guys convicted of real violence with several past crimes that don’t get 15 years. I’m just saying. not that she is an innocent, just a crazy.
She was in the federal criminal justice system. Don’t confuse it with your local version. Don’t do the federal crime if you can’t do the federal time.
She gets hard time, yet illegal invaders that murder American citizens are given voter registration cards.
Not guilty - by reason of insanity
None of the assassins or would be assassins at the below link were career criminals.
However, four of them were successful.
She attempted to kill the President of the United States. Doesn’t matter if the attempt was half-assed frame up of her husband or not. It doesn’t matter if the letter never would have gotten to the President. It doesn’t matter that the President is an incompetent with delusions of god-hood. She tried to kill the President. That is about as serious a crime as it can get. Throw the book at her.
agree, she was dumb, dumb, dumb.............!!!
I would be scared to even think about it lest NSA pick up my brain waves................