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Texas actress sentenced to 18 years for ricin-laced letter to Obama

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TEXARKANA, Texas - A Texas actress was sentenced to 18 years in a federal prison on Wednesday for mailing the toxic agent ricin in letters to President Barack Obama, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a gun control advocate.
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Shannon Guess Richardson whose career included minor television roles in shows such as "The Walking Dead," also will be subject to five years of supervised release and restitution of $376,000.

Richardson, shackled and dressed in a brown uniform of an inmate, apologized at a federal court in Texarkana.

"I never intended to hurt anyone," she said.

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