NEW YORK (PIX11) – A Texas woman is under arrest in connection with three ricin-laced letters sent to NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg, President Obama and Mark Glaze, the director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns.
The FBI was initially contacted by the woman herself — identified as Shannon Rogers Guess Richardson — when she called to report that her husband, Nathaniel, was doing research on the poison and that she believed he was behind the letters.
Richardson has played bit roles on the hit zombie series “The Walking Dead” as well as on the “Vampire Diaries.”
The other two letters were sent to President Obama and the director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns. All three were postmarked May 20. The letter to Bloomberg reportedly contained the following message:
“You will have to kill me and my family before you get my guns. Anyone 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.”
Federal agents arrested Richardson in Arkansas Friday; charges are expected to be filed Friday afternoon.