Shannon Richardson Biography
Shannon Richardson is a former American actress and convicted felon. She had been part of minor television and film roles so far. On the course of her acting, she has been known for her role in The Walking Dead. In addition to this she is also known for sending ricin-laced letters to U.S. President Barack Obama and New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, for which she was convicted and sentenced to 18 years imprisonment in July 2014. To date, many sites have not yet concluded her adventurous acting journey in full explicable form. In the course, even Wikipedia has mentioned few details about her by now.
Shannon Richardson was born on August 31, 1977 in United States. She completed her study from same place with grace. Although her academic qualification has not yet disclosed in any site by now but it seems she has been a well-educated woman in acting line as like other professional actresses. Richardson has appeared as an extra on television shows and films such as The Vampire Diaries, Franklin & Bash, The Change-Up, and The Walking Dead. She has been famous for sending ricin-laced letters to U.S. President Barack Obama and New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, for which she was convicted and sentenced to 18 years imprisonment in July 2014.
At the time of her arrest, Richardson lived in New Boston, Texas. Richardson had five children, ranging in age from 4 to 19, and was pregnant with her sixth child. Her personal life is far more interesting than her profession. She has been married three times. On October 8, 2011, she got married to Nathan Richardson, a U.S. Army veteran who works as a mechanic in a military depot. But their relation didn’t last for long as by the end of June 2013. At the time of her arrest in June 2013, Richardson had five children, ranging in age from 4 to 19, and was pregnant with her sixth child.
It is said that none of Richardson's children were fathered by her current husband. On July 4, 2013, Richardson gave birth to a baby boy, named Brody, while in custody. Officials said that the baby was born four months prematurely, weighed only two pounds at birth, and that he needed to remain hospitalized. In August 2013, Nathan Richardson won temporary custody of Brody. In May 2013, while going through a divorce, Richardson called the police and accused her husband, Nathan Richardson, of mailing letters laced with the poison ricin to several politicians. When her husband stated that he had been setup by his wife then eventually police found evidence that she had mailed the ricin-laced letters to herself in an effort to set up her husband. Richardson was arrested on June 7, 2013 for her alleged involvement in ricin-laced letters being sent to politicians such as President Barack Obama and New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg. On June 6, Richardson confessed that she had mailed the three letters, knowing they contained ricin, but claimed her husband made her mail the letters. On June 20, a federal judge ordered Richardson be given a psychological examination, based on a request from her court-appointed attorney, who said she had shown "a pattern of behavior" that raised questions about her ability to assist in her own criminal defense. Again on June 28, Richardson was indicted and charged in the mailing of ricin-laced letters to President Obama and Mayor Bloomberg.
The three-count indictment accused her of mailing three threatening letters around May 20 to Obama, Bloomberg, and Mark Glaze, the director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns. A criminal complaint filed on June 7 revealed that the FBI had used Mail Isolation Control and Tracking (MICT), a previously undisclosed mass surveillance program run by the U.S. Postal Service, to narrow its investigation to Richardson. On November 22, Richardson reached a plea agreement on three counts. On December 10, she pled guilty and was sent to the Texas State Prison System. The U.S. government contracts with county and state officials nationwide to hold federal prisoners pending trial. On July 16, 2014, Richardson was sentenced to 18 years in prison for sending ricin-laced letters to President Obama and Mayor Bloomberg.