Ricin Mama gets 18 years

Posted in Ricin Kooks, Uncategorized, WhiteManistan at 10:40 am by George Smith

Eighteen years is hard punishment for someone who appeared and appears to not really be all right in the head. Shannon Guess Richardson, like all of the Americans who try this, wasn’t capable of purifying ricin from castor seeds.

They grind the seeds to powder and, in this case, famously mailed part of the slightly oily mess containing some poor characterized amount of ricin to the President and others as part of a cracked frame job. Astonishingly, two ricin cases were frame jobs, the other being the case of guitarist, Budweiser Beer Battle of the Bands winner and karate teacher J. Everett Dutschke of Tupelo, Mississippi, in the very odd summer of last year.

From the wire:

A federal judge gave Shannon Guess Richardson, 36, the maximum sentence under her plea deal on a federal charge of possessing and producing a biological toxin. Richardson was also ordered to pay restitution. She had pleaded guilty to the charge in December.

“I never intended for anybody to be hurt,” she told the court, adding later, “I’m not a bad person; I don’t have it in me to hurt anyone.”

Richardson, who had minor acting roles in film and television, said she thought security measures would prevent anyone from opening the letters addressed to Obama and the now-former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

She acknowledged in a signed plea agreement that she ordered castor beans online and learned how to process them into a substance used to make ricin.


  1. Anon said,

    July 17, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    Can someone explain the guns and bikinis thing?
    Is it sexy?

    If I were to see a woman with a stern expression carrying an assault rifle, I’d take cover, even if she wore a bikini. If she went to the trouble of getting out the gun, I must have done something wrong.

  2. George Smith said,

    July 17, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    Don’t get gun mags or see advertising placed in them so I’ve no idea if they’re real common. I do know that when I went looking for pics for some of the WhiteManistan videos there were a surprising number of photos of non-X-rated soft porn shots posed with assault rifles.

    Who knows, though. Maybe it was part of a collection she sent in to The Walking Dead. Lot of women with guns in that show, but it’s not really a sex thing.