Shannon Richardson, the attractive woman who mailed letters laced with deadly ricin the White House and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, was sentenced Wednesday to 18 years in federal prison.
Richardson, 36, of Texas, admitted that she ordered supplies in her husband’s name, made a form of the toxin and sent the letters in May 2013, all in an effort to frame him.
Suspicion soon turned to her when the statements she made to investigators were inconsistent.
The letters sent to President Obama and Bloomberg’s New York office were intercepted at off-site mail screening facilities. Continue reading