Posted: Friday, June 28th 2013 at 1:00pm
Woman indicted in Ricin letters case
TEXARKANA, TX - A woman with north Georgia ties was indicted by a federal grand jury in Texas this week for allegedly sending sent ricin-laced letters to the president and others.
Authorities say 35-year-old Shannon Richardson, who lived in East Texas, tried to frame her estranged husband for the crimes.
Richardson, of New Boston, Texas, was arrested June 7. She faces up to five years in prison on each of the charges.
Her online resume earlier listed her hometown as Oakwood.
At the time of her arrest, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported she had also lived in Jefferson, Lawrenceville and Gainesville.
Richardson's Wikipedia page indicated she graduated from West Hall High School and the 1994 West Hall "Quicksilver," the school's yearbook, lists Shannon Rogers, as she was known then, as a member of the junior class that year.
The actress has had minor roles on television and in films under the name Shannon Guess.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.
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