Actress Pleads Guilty To Trying To Poison Obama

    December 11, 2013
    Amanda Crum
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A Texas woman who has appeared on “The Walking Dead” and “The Vampire Diaries” admitted today that she did indeed tried to poison President Obama by sending him letters laced with ricin, although she initially said her husband had done it.

Shannon Guess Richardson pleaded guilty today to possessing a biological toxin, a felony. The mother of six allegedly ordered castor beans online in her ex-husband’s name and had them sent to a P.O. box which was also registered to him; she then mailed various letters containing the poison, including one to President Obama. Richardson was reportedly upset about Obama’s stance on gun control.

“After he left the house, I printed the mailing labels for President Barack Obama, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and Mark Glaze with The Raben Group,” Richardson said a statement.

President Obama’s letter read, in part, “What’s in this letter is nothing compared to what ive got in store for you mr president. You will have to kill me and my family before you get my guns. Anyone wants to come to my house will get shot in the face.”

Nathan Richardson, who had just filed for a divorce from his wife at the time, has been cooperative with police and maintains that he had nothing to do with the plots. He currently has custody of the couple’s children, including a baby boy Shannon gave birth to while in prison.

“Breaking Bad” fans will know that ricin is a highly toxic poison derived from castor beans, which can cause respiratory failure if inhaled. However, the U.S. Postal Service announced after an investigation that none of the letters actually posed a health risk due to the ricin being poorly made and would likely have caused nothing more serious than diarrhea.

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  • Actually

    I hate guilty pleas. Most guilty pleas are forced. People get threatened and they plead. I think everything should go to trial. People should have to prove things instead of accuse and intimidate.

    There are a few cases that are cut and dry, but most are not. It is he said — she said. We had a case in my town where a guy went to meet a girl from the internet. He thought she was legal. It turned out that she was a member of the vigilante group Perverted Justice. Yes — the people on MSNBC. He was forced to plead guilty. Two years later it was found out that the woman was under federal investigation for fraud in Nevada and California. She is also mentally ill. Her name is all over the LA Times if one wants to look. She was crazy and a fraud. But the guy can’t get his sentence reversed. By the way, that is why Perverted Justice is shutdown and bankrupt. They are corrupt as can be and actually they are the pedophiles. Everyone knows it. Books will be coming out about this in the next couple of years.

    Everything should go to trial. This woman sounds guilty, but who really knows? There are lots of crazy women out there… just look at the woman who worked for Perverted Justice. She was certifiably pshyco — literally.