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    Former Walking Dead actress Shannon Richardson charged in ricin case

    5:16 AM, Jun 8, 2013   |    comments
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    TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) - A 35-year-old pregnant actress accused of sending ricin-laced letters mailed to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg initially told authorities her estranged husband was responsible for the crime.
        
    In court documents, authorities detailed how they believe Shannon Richardson mailed the threatening letters and tried to frame her estranged husband for it.
        
    She was arrested Friday and charged with mailing a threatening communication to the president, a crime punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
        
    Richardson, a mother of five from New Boston, Texas, has played bit roles on television and in movies.
        
    No charges have been filed against her husband, Nathaniel Richardson.

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