Shannon Richardson Indicted On Ricin Letter Charges
The Texas woman who allegedly tried framing her husband with ricin-laced letters mailed to the President and others has been indicted for the crime.
Shannon Richardson has been charged on three counts relating to the letters, the most notable being “threatening the President of the United States.”
ABC News reports that the letters did not pose an actual threat to those who came in contact with the letter because of the low quantity of ricin.
Richardson initially contacted police saying she found the materials used to make the ricin in her refrigerator and said it was her husband’s doing. But after some investigating by the FBI, the case turned in her direction.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a gun control lobbyist were also sent these letters.
Richardson could face up to five years in prison for each count.