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Hearing Set for Texas Women Accused of Sending Ricin-Laced Letters to President Obama

Posted on 6/20/2013 by with 0 comments

Federal authorities don’t want bond set for a Texas woman accused of mailing ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama threatening violence against gun-control advocates.

Shannon Richardson’s detention hearing is set for Thursday in Texarkana. She’s been in custody since her June 7 arrest.

Authorities say the 35-year-old pregnant actress sent the letters to Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg last month, then tried to frame her estranged husband.

She faces up to 10 years in federal prison if convicted of mailing a threatening communication to the president.


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