In a bizarre twist to a developing story, a Texas actress has been arrested in connection to the case of Ricin-tainted letters sent to President Barack Obama and NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg last week, according to a report from NBC News.
Shannon Rogers Guess Richardson, 38, of New Boston, Texas was arrested in Arkansas after she originally called authorities claiming that her husband, a 33-year-old Army veteran, was the one who had sent the letters.
The Secret Service confirmed last week that a ricin-laced letter addressed to Obama was intercepted before reaching the president. The letter had similarities to those sent earlier to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the gun control group he backs.
“You will have to kill me and my family before you get my guns,” the letter said. “Anyone [who] wants to come to my house will get shot in the face. The right to bear arms is my constitutional, God-given right and I will exercise that right till the day I die. What’s in this letter is nothing compared to what I’ve got planned for you.”
Richardson has appeared in minor television roles in shows such as The Vampire Diaries and The Walking Dead, as well the movie The Blind Side.
Watch the NBC News report in the video below.