​Woman Admits Ricin Letters Attempting To Frame Husband​​

A Texas woman told the FBI that she sent the ricin-tainted letters to President Barack Obama and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, but only after trying to pin it on her husband.

Shannon Guess Richardson was charged Friday with mailing a threat to the president. The federal charge carries up to 10 years in prison.

The 35-year-old actress and pregnant mother of five contacted authorities on May 30 to implicate her husband.

An FBI affidavit says she failed a polygraph test, and investigators found inconsistencies in her story.

The affidavit says she later admitted mailing the letters knowing they contained ricin, but said her husband typed them and made her do it.

Richardson originally called the FBI claiming that her husband had sent the letters, but the investigators learned that she had sent the letters herself.

Richardson is an actress who has had small parts in both “The Walking Dead” and “Vampire Diaries,” and her husband is an army veteran. She originally denied sending the letters.

“I really can’t say much at all but the accusation couldn’t be further from the truth. I would not put my unborn child or other children in danger just to ‘frame’ someone. He simply needed someone to blame for what he has done and I was the obvious person for him to blame. Most of what is being reported in this case is absolutely inaccurate. That’s all I can say. Thank you for asking for my side of this instead of running with the inaccuracies many others are publishing.”

No charges have been filed against her husband. His attorney says the couple is divorcing, and the letters were a setup.