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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Ricin Letter Mailer Was Anti-Gun Actress

Just before all the recent scandals took over media attention, you may remember some threatening letters sent to New York City Mayor Bloomberg and Obama that threatened them for their anti-self defense stance and containing traces of ricin, a deadly poison. Turns out, those letters were actually drafted and mailed by a woman--an actress--who was anti-gun. Yet another false flag attack meant to implicate the right. From the article:

At this time, a providential break in the case occurred: a New Boston woman named Shannon Richardson walked in to the FBI in Shreveport, LA, and fingered her husband, Nathaniel, as the mailer. Nathaniel was dangerous. He had lots of guns. He didn’t like the President. He was a combat wounded veteran, and he was employed in the defense industrial base (these are all things the FBI has been directed to consider warning signs). The FBI swarmed him at work.

To their shock and surprise, Nathaniel Richardson was cooperative. He said his marriage was on the rocks, and said anything Shannon told them was probably bullshit. Apparently one of the many stressors in their failed marriage was their disparate attitude towards guns. He consented to a search of his vehicle.

However, as the investigation progressed, Shannon's story changed and new evidence was found.

The printing, the mailing, the ordering of the castor beans and the data searches were all timestamped in the systems of the computers. At each of these times, Nathaniel had the perfect alibi: he was clocked in at work at Red River Army Depot, where his co-workers confirmed that he had been there, and where he had no computer access whatsoever.

Shannon Richardson, meanwhile, had emerged as an interesting character. She was pregnant with a child, presumably sired by Nathaniel, but had five other children and several other failed marriages behind her. She was an aging actress (she uses the name Shannon Guess for film work; IMDB says she’s 35 but she looks older) who has struggled to find work in the youth-obsessed industry. Her best-known recent turn was as a zombie in a TV show, not exactly a thespian career milestone. And — oh yeah. She was a bitter opponent of gun rights.

It was time for the FBI to talk to Shannon Richardson again, and on D-Day, June 6th, they interviewed her on neutral ground, in a Mt Pleasant, Texas, hotel. Shown some of the evidence, she made a further confession, if still only a partial one: yes, she’d received the ricin ingredients, yes, she’d printed the mailing labels, and yes, she’d mailed the letters.

And, oh yeah, she had known the letters had ricin in them.

But it was all Nathaniel’s fault! He’d forced her, you see. That was her third, and latest story, and it incriminated her even as she insisted she was an innocent victim all along.
My initial impressions is that her motivation was primarily to frame her husband, probably because of the marital problems, and the "gun rights" was simply a good excuse. That being said, the media and liberals jumped all over this as an example of right-wing terrorism, which it clearly was not.

 (H/t Instapundit)

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