TV actress sends toxic missives to VIPS
Shannon Rogers Guess Richardson of New Boston, Texas, a small-time television actress, was recently arrested in connection with the mailing of three letters containing a form of the poison ricin to US President Barack Obama; New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg and the Director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Mark Glaze.
Richardson is an actress with minor roles on television shows like The Walking Dead and the Vampire Diaries. She had a minor role in the movie The Blind Side. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said the actress first claimed that her husband had sent the letters, but later found out that she was the one who had sent them. Her husband, Nathaniel Richardson, is an Army veteran.
Investigators were probing who sent the three letters, all postmarked May 20, 2013 from Shreveport, Louisiana, and sent without a return address. The letters sent to Obama and Bloomberg were discovered during routine mail screenings processes. The letter to the director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns was opened. “You will have to kill me and my family before you get my guns,” the message sent to Bloomberg read, according to reports.