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Shannon Richardson Indicted For Sending Ricin Letter To Obama

Fri, June 28, 2013 3:24pm EDT by eleanorehl Add first Comment
Shannon Richardson Charged
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‘Vampire Diaries’ actress Shannon has been indicted for allegedly sending ricin letters to President Obama and Mayor Bloomberg.

Shannon Richardson was indicted on June 28 in Texas for allegedly sending ricin-laced letters to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and President Obama. The Vampire Diaries actress was charged with one count of threatening the president and two counts of mailing a threatening communication.

Shannon Richardson Charged For Ricin Letters

Shannon Richardson, 35, allegedly mailed the poison to the three with a note that said, “What’s in this letter is nothing compared to what I’ve got planned for you,” according to a grand jury indictment filed in the Eastern District Court of Texas on June 27.

She has since been indicted reports NBC, and was charged with three counts of threatening, and each count has a maximum sentence of up to five years.

Shannon Richardson Arrested For Sending Ricin Letters

Shannon first came to the attention of investigators when she called them reporting that she believed her husband had sent the May 20 ricin letters to Michael and President Obama.

Through rounds of questioning and analysis investigators determined that Shannon, who is a pregnant mother of five, actually mailed the letters herself.

She was arrested in Mount Pleasant, Tex. on June 7 and could face up to 10 years in prison if she’s convicted.

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