Texas ricin mailer sentenced to 18 years

Judge rejects actress’s plea for less

Posted: July 17, 2014 at 5:02 a.m.

A U.S. deputy marshal escorts Shannon Guess Richardson out of federal court Wednesday in Texarkana, Texas, after she was sentenced to 18 years in prison.

A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a former actress to 18 years in prison for mailing letters containing ricin to President Barack Obama, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a Washington, D.C.-based gun-control advocate.

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