Walking Dead Actress, Shannon Richardson, Pleads Guilty To Ricin Letters

1:52 PM, Dec 10, 2013   |    comments
Actress Shannon Rogers Guess Richardson was indicted and charged for allegedly sending Ricin letters to Obama and Bloomberg. Handout/Titus County Sheriff's Department
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DALLAS -- A Texas woman pleaded guilty to sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg.

Shannon Guess Richardson entered the plea at a federal court appearance Tuesday in Texarkana, Texas. She's expected to plead guilty under a deal that caps any prison sentence at 18 years.

Before her court appearance, her attorney, Tonda Curry, said Richardson was ready to admit her role in sending toxic letters to Obama, Bloomberg and the head of Bloomberg's pro-gun control group.

Prosecutors say that before her arrest in June, Richardson tried to frame her now-estranged husband for mailing the letters containing ricin, a powdery substance that can cause respiratory failure if inhaled.

Richardson has had minor roles in the television series "The Walking Dead" and the movie "The Blind Side."

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