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Walking Dead Actress Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison for Mailing Obama Ricin

Shannon Guess Richardson an actress featured on 'The Walking Dead' was sentenced to 18 years in prison after mailing President Barack Obama ricin.

An actress who was featured on "The Walking Dead" and "The Blind Side" was sentenced to 18 years in prison after sending ricin-filled letters to President Barack Obama, former Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Mark Glaze, the former head of Bloomberg's anti-gun group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns. Shannon Guess Richardson, 36, was sentenced in federal court in Texas on a federal charge of possessing and producing a biological toxin. She pleaded guilty to the charge in December. Richardson must also pay restitution. 814893378539898003 Shannon Guess Richardson   Prosecutors say Richardson mailed three letters from New Boston, then went to police and claimed that her estranged husband had done it. Richardson was later arrested last June after authorities said she tried to implicate Nathan Richardson, who had filed for divorce.

She obtained an email address, a PayPal shopping account and a post office box in her husband's name without his knowledge, according to the document.

The letter to Obama read, "What's in this letter is nothing compared to what ive got in store for you mr president," according to the document. "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." [NBC]

After mailing the letters, she admitted to trying to blame her husband and lying to authorities. Shannon Guess Richardson frequently worked on TV productions filming around Atlanta, Georgia including Drop Dead Diva, and The Vampire Diaries Discuss this story with fellow Project Casting fans on Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @projectcasting. Have you ever worked with Shannon Guess Richardson? Have anything you would like to add to the story? Share it with us in the comments below!

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