June 8th, 2013
01:34 AM ET

Actress arrested for sending ricin-laced letters

A Texas actress has been arrested for sending ricin-tainted letters to President Obama and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

According to court documents, Shannon Richardson initially tried to blame her husband for sending the letters, but a polygraph exam found her to be "deceptive" on the matter.

Texas actress first accuses husband, but she's arrested in ricin case

Her husband has denied involvement in the case and says his wife wanted to end their marriage.

Richardson faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

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