Man Forgives Wife Who Framed Him by Sending Ricin-Laced Letters to President Obama

This is one of those stories I barely gave a passing glance to but which has fast developed into one worth really reading. In a very odd case, an American woman was soooo desperate to “show” her husband that she did the unthinkable: try to get him into jail in the worst possible way. Why? No idea because she still denies any involvement. Only problem is, she tipped the FBI off, her fingerprints were all over the packages so how she is not involved just leaves me bewildered. But then again that is not for me to decide.

But for the proffesionalism shown by officers of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the man would have been well on his way to being named the guy who tried to poison President Obama.

The husband says the marriage is over. I don’t blame him

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Shannon Richardson’s husband says he has to let go of his anger, but he’s still divorcing the woman who allegedly sent poisoned correspondence and then tried to convince the FBI he did it.


BY / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

 The husband of a pregnant actress, accused of sending poison-laced letters to President Obama and then trying to frame him for the crime, says it's "heartbreaking" to think that his spouse implicated him, but he harbors no anger and hopes to move on with his life.
Nathaniel Richards, right, says it’s heartbreaking that his spouse implicated him in the ricin-letter plot.

Though his wife tried to frame him for sending ricin-laced letters to President Obama and Mayor Bloomberg, Nathaniel Richardson says he doesn’t harbor anger or bitterness toward her.

“The way I look at it, being angry is a waste of energy,” the Texas man told ABC News Thursday.

Shannon Richardson allegedly sent the poisoned notes herself but tried to convince the FBI that her husband was to blame.

Shannon Richardson allegedly sent the poisoned notes herself but tried to convince the FBI that her husband of two years was to blame.
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Shannon Richardson allegedly sent the poisoned notes herself but tried to convince the FBI that her husband of two years was to blame.

The pregnant mother-of-five contacted federal authorities in late May, accusing her husband of making the toxic chemical in their home and then forcing her to type letters and send them to the public officials.

The 35-year-old was arrested last Friday. Her husband filed divorce papers on Thursday, to end their two-year marriage.

 

The 35-year-old was arrested last Friday. The FBI says Shannon Richardson admitted sending ricin-tainted letters to President Barack Obama and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
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The 35-year-old was arrested last Friday. The FBI says Shannon Richardson admitted sending ricin-tainted letters to President Barack Obama and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

“She has done this to herself. She has destroyed my reputation and my life but there’s a way up from this and if I sit here and focus on anger, I can’t focus on getting on with my life,” he said.

Shannon Richardson, an actress who had minor roles in “The Walking Dead” and “The Vampire Diaries,” is set to appear in court Friday. Her attorney maintains her innocence. She could face up to 10 years in prison if she is convicted.

“I have seen no evidence to even suggest that my client desired to hurt the President or any of the other individuals involved,” her lawyer told the news network.

The performer - a pregnant mother of five - is accused of originally trying to frame her estranged husband Nathaniel Richardson for the alleged crimes. But after being questioned, FBI investigators say it was Shannon herself who sent the poisoned correspondence.
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The performer – a pregnant mother of five – is accused of originally trying to frame her estranged husband Nathaniel Richardson for the alleged crimes. But after being questioned, FBI investigators say it was Shannon herself who sent the poisoned correspondence.

In the meantime, Nathaniel says he is focusing on trying to move on from his wife’s betrayal.

“It still seems like a bad dream sometimes, that it really didn’t happen,” Nathaniel Richardson added.

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