Walking Dead Actress Arrested for Sending Ricin-Laced Letters to President Obama
Here it is, kids! The single most WTF story of the week. Yep, you read that headline correctly. Stunning, no? Read on for details of a Texas actress gone awry and her plot to take out President Obama. I mean, really... WTF?!?
Actress Shannon Richardson (pictured; "The Walking Dead," "The Vampire Diaries") was arrested in Arkansas on Friday, June 7, in connection with ricin-laced letters sent to President Barack Obama, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and the director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns in May.
Shannon Rogers Guess Richardson of New Boston, Texas, originally called the Federal Bureau of Investigation claiming that her husband had sent the letters, officials said, but the investigators found that she had sent the letters herself. Her husband, Nathaniel Richardson, is an Army veteran.
Investigators have been probing who sent the three letters, all postmarked May 20 from Shreveport, LA, and sent without a return address. The letters sent to Obama and Bloomberg were discovered during routine mail screenings processes. The letter to the director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Mark Glaze, was opened.
“You will have to kill me and my family before you get my guns,” the message sent to Bloomberg read, according to NBC New York, which obtained a copy of the letter. “Anyone who wants to come to my house will get shot in the face. The right to bear arms is my constitutional God given right and I will exercise that right till the day I die.”
Have fun fighting for that right behind bars, Shannon.
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