Actress gets 18-year jail sentence for posting poisonous letters

  • Shannon Richardson, an actress who posted letters poisoned with ricin to American President Barack Obama and Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York, has been sentenced to 18 years in jail.

    The 36-year-old Richardson had earlier claimed her estranged husband was behind the three ricin-laced letters. She told the court that she never “intended for anybody to be hurt.”

    A mother of six, Richardson has played small roles in the Walking Dead and the Vampire Diaries, according to reports.


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