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Texas woman admits to sending ricin to President Obama

Obama Health Care OverhaulDALLAS (AP) - A Texas woman and former actress pleaded guilty Tuesday to sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg, under a deal that her attorney has said would cap prison time at 18 years.

Shannon Guess Richardson pleaded guilty in federal court in Texarkana, Texas, to a federal charge of possessing and producing a biological toxin.

Her attorney, Tonda Curry, said last month that 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 Richardson was arrested in June, she tried to frame her now-estranged husband for mailing the letters containing ricin, a powdery substance that can cause respiratory failure if inhaled.

The letter to Obama, according to a federal indictment, said: "What's in this letter is nothing compared to what ive got in store for you mr president."

An FBI affidavit filed in the case says Richardson first contacted authorities to implicate Nathan Richardson in the scheme, but she later failed a polygraph exam and make inconsistent statements to authorities.

Shannon Richardson, who had minor roles in the television series "The Walking Dead" and the movie "The Blind Side," later admitted she mailed the letters but maintained her husband made her do it, according to the affidavit.
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drbloodassoc1 December 14 2013 at 1:18 PM

This is way to easy.
Did she get BLIND SIDED by her actions, I wonder?

DR

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rwitchwoman63 December 11 2013 at 10:44 AM

It just goes to show how many stupid people there are in this world...Come on really you didn't think you would get caught....hello, does she have a brain?

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TIM December 11 2013 at 10:41 AM

bringing and morons to last statement ,,sorry

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John December 11 2013 at 10:33 AM

Tx., again, that figures!

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davemiller311 December 11 2013 at 10:33 AM

Anybody else out there think the President opens his own mail.
Does she have stupid written across her forehead?
How do you even get ricin? Somebody else must have helped. You certainly cannot buy it at the supermarket.
She plead guilty so there is no testimony in court.
She extracted ricin from the beans, got it in the letters and didn't kill herself, but she is so stupid she thinks the President opens his own mail.
Doesn't add up.

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Danny December 11 2013 at 10:35 AM

Yep. And these are the kind of people that get to vote. No wonder we have the mess provided by Obama.

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skymett8 December 11 2013 at 10:29 AM

To the RACISTS and HATERS of OBAMA get a life he is the president of the U.S.A. Richardson should be in prison for the rest of her life so she can pursue her acting career in IGNORANCE and STUPIDITY. That's where she belongs.

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tmspitrow December 11 2013 at 11:12 AM

OBAMA SHOULD BE IN THE CELL NEXT TO HER,FOR THE CRIMES HE HAS DONE TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

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Richard December 11 2013 at 12:10 PM

Your foot is popping out of your mouth. I see no 'crimes against the American People'. All I see is a President trying to overcome the Republican BS because the GOP cannot stand to have a 'Black Man' in the White House let alone the President of the United States. Is'nt it amazing now that the Politicians have to pay for their own healtth insurance now instead of being paid for with our tax money. Boehner just signed up with the ACA and his premium, whic HE PAYS is $1,200.00 a month. Major change in Government workers receiving the cream from the public for free.

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bobdunk December 11 2013 at 4:14 PM

Amen

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forkliftman53 December 11 2013 at 10:24 AM

does she get a medal god i hope so

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Sandra December 11 2013 at 10:18 AM

Idiots are everywhere and to blame others for what she did is stupid. It is time people stand up and admit their acts as their own. As a former teacher.....I do not believe in letting people get away with blaming others. She is responsible for her own sick actions and should pay through jail time for those actions.

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forkliftman53 December 11 2013 at 10:25 AM

when will obama start addmitting to his crimes agenst america

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Danny December 11 2013 at 10:38 AM

You are right - Idiots are everywhere. They all got together and voted Obama in for a second term.

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Richard December 11 2013 at 12:15 PM

Danny. You are showing your Republican and Tea Party side...

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magarch1 December 11 2013 at 5:16 PM

Danny... You are clearly one of the morons, judging from your fool comments. As for the "repubs working" comment, not to confuse you with actual facts, but the red states TAKE way more money from the Fed than they give, but the blue states GIVE way more money than they ever get back. I can only imagine what your "work" is.....

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Howard December 11 2013 at 10:15 AM

This is terrible, he is our President even if we don't like it. The electorate voted him in and it is not for some single person to try to take him out. Stay strong America, his term in office will end and we are stronger as a country than he is as a man. Hate his presidency, but believe in Democracy, it will prevail.

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forkliftman53 December 11 2013 at 10:27 AM

thats right the electorate voted him in not the american people

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Big Daddy December 12 2013 at 10:11 AM

No forkilfftman, I know somehow you and others like you have got it in your minds that President Obama was "placed" iinto office by some magical force. He was indeed voted into office by the american people. In other words, the majority of american voters felt he was the man for the job. Right, wrong of indifferent, majority rules and it's the american way. Be a big boy and accept it. Life is too short to carry such hatred. Focus on putting someone you think is better in office in 2016. Godd luck with that...

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Big Daddy December 12 2013 at 10:15 AM

No forkliftman, I know somehow you and others like you have got it in your minds that President Obama was "placed" iinto office by some magical force. He was indeed voted into office by the american people. In other words, the majority of american voters felt he was the man for the job. Right, wrong or indifferent, majority rules and it's the american way. Be a big boy and accept it. Life is too short to carry such hatred. Focus on putting someone you think is better in office in 2016. Good luck with that...

Hate typos

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Big Daddy December 12 2013 at 10:22 AM

Howard, in addition to the electorate, he was also the people's choice. He even won the two states where Romney and Ryan were from. Man, how did that happen? That's like a Bush losing Texas in an election. I thought I would throw that in there since you forgot and failed to mention that in your comment.

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geronimospgs December 11 2013 at 10:15 AM

There's stupid, and then there's Republican stupid.

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Maxie LeBlanc Jr December 11 2013 at 10:54 AM

what's the differents?

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Danny December 11 2013 at 12:00 PM

Republicans work for a living.

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Richard December 11 2013 at 12:18 PM

'What's the difference?' I guess you're spelling and understanding.

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