So when letters that tested positive for ricin were sent to the President and to various members of Congress who have been outspoken in their advocacy of gun-control measures, the theories as to the identity of the sender ran from being a member of the Tea Party to a typically disgruntled member of the NRA. It would appear that it’s turning out that the only membership that motivated this was a marriage.
A pregnant Texas actress who first told the FBI that her husband sent ricin-tainted letters to President Barack Obama and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, then allegedly said she sent them because her husband "made her" do it, was charged Friday with threatening the president.
Shannon Guess Richardson, 35, appeared in a Texarkana courtroom after being charged with mailing a threatening communication to the president. The federal charge carries up to 10 years in prison, U.S. attorney’s office spokeswoman Davilyn Walston said.
The woman was investigated as part of the FBI’s ongoing efforts and has reportedly failed a polygraph, which is leading law enforcement to believe that she’s the one who made and sent the letters. So, in the end, politics may have had nothing whatsoever to do with this. It might just be a matter of a nasty divorce.