Shannon Rogers Guess Richardson, the “Walking Dead” and “Vampire Diaries” actress accused of sending three letters filled with ricin to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg (and a non-profit associated with him), has pled guilty to the charges. She is now looking at up to 18 years in prison.
The pro-gun actress confirmed she sent pro-Second Amendment letters filled with ricin to both government officials and a higher up at the organization. She then proceeded to try to blame the crime on her third husband Nathaniel Richardson, whom she was soon divorcing.
Both lived in Texas, about 100 miles away from where the three letters were mailed. Guess was arrested on June 7, 2013 after confessing she mailed the poison but claimed she was forced to do so by her husband.
The letters all included the message: “You will have to kill me and my family before you get my guns. Anyone who wants to come to my house will get shot in the face. The right to bear arms is my constitutional God given right and I will exercise that right till the day I die.” They were caught during routine security checks.
While in court on Dec. 10, Guess confessed, “After [Nathaniel] left the house, I printed the mailing labels for President Barack Obama, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and Mark Glaze with The Raben Group.”
Nathaniel Richardson is not facing any charges, and has temporary custody of their newborn son Brody, who was born prematurely on July 4. For those of you wondering, ricin is the same poison Walter White used in “Breaking Bad.”