DC Trawler

Guess, who’s going to jail for 18 years after trying to send ricin to Obama

Remember when some freak sent ricin to Obama? And remember when the weirdest aspect of the story was that an Elvis impersonator might have done it?

Just the warm-up.

Matt Pearce, LA Times:

A Texas actress who played a zombie on the TV show “The Walking Dead” has struck a plea deal with federal prosecutors after being accused of trying to frame her husband for sending poison letters to President Obama and New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.

Prosecutors filed notice in federal court in east Texas Thursday that Shannon Guess Richardson, 35, had accepted a deal…

After news of the poison letters broke, Richardson approached investigators to tell them that her husband had sent them…

According to an affidavit filed by an FBI agent, Shannon Richardson failed a lie-detector test in a second interview and began to adjust her story — now saying that she’d known her husband had sent the letters and had planted evidence of the poison on his things so he’d get caught.

And now she has droppped that whole angle. She did it. She admits it.

It’s just too bad she got busted before she could audition for a part on Breaking Bad. Or maybe as a technical advisor on all that ricin stuff. Maybe that would’ve gotten it out of her system. Getting to slip ricin in Lydia’s tea might’ve quenched her bloodlust. It almost did mine.