Texas woman accused of ricin letters held in jail
TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) - The East Texas woman accused of mailing poison-laced letters to President Barack Obama and others has been ordered to remain behind bars until her trial.
Richardson appeared Wednesday morning for a detention hearing in federal court in Texarkana, Texas.
A federal magistrate denied Shannon Guess Richardson's request for bond at a Wednesday detention hearing in Texarkana, Texas. U.S. Magistrate Caroline Craven ruled that Richardson was a serious flight risk.
Authorities say the New Boston, Texas, actress ricin-laced letters to Obama, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a leader of the mayor's gun-control group. Court documents state she then tried to frame her husband for the crime.
Richardson is charged with two counts of threat by mail and 1 of threatening the president. She remains jailed after giving birth in July.
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