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Texas actress to serve 18 years for sending ricin letter to Obama
Texas actress to serve 18 years for sending ricin letter to Obama

Shannon Guess Richardson, a Texas actress, will serve 18 years in federal prison after she sent poison-laced letters to President Obama and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as part of a bizarre plot to frame her estranged husband, federal officials said Wednesday. Richardson, 35, of New Boston, Texas, pleaded guilty late last year to writing the letters laced with ricin, a biological toxin with no antidote. She was sentenced Wednesday to 18 years in prison and ordered to pay more than $300,000 in restitution, investigators said. ------------ For the Record July 16, 4 p.m.: An earlier version of this post misidentified Richardson as Henderson on several references. ...

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