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Woman With Ties To Augusta Pleads Guilty To Sending Ricin-Laced Letters

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Dallas, TX (AP) - A Texas woman with ties to Augusta has pleaded guilty to sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg.

Shannon Guess Richardson entered her guilty plea Tuesday in Texarkana, Texas. Her attorney, Tonda Curry, has said the plea deal caps any prison sentence at 18 years.

Curry said Richardson was ready to admit her role in sending toxic letters to Obama, Bloomberg and the head of Bloomberg's pro-gun control group.

Prosecutors say that before her arrest in June, Richardson tried to frame her now-estranged husband for mailing the letters containing ricin, a powdery substance that can cause respiratory failure if inhaled.

Richardson has had minor roles in the television series "The Walking Dead" and the movie "The Blind Side."

Click one of the links below to view our previous stories involving Richardson:

Woman Accused In Ricin Case To Undergo Psychological Exam
Texas Woman Admits To Sending Ricin Letters
Woman Charged With Sending Ricin Letters To President Obama Has Ties To Augusta
Woman Pays It Forward To Help Save The Life Of A Child She Doesn't Know
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