Texas Woman Sentenced for Sending Ricin-Laced Letters

A Texas woman who mailed ricin-laced letters to President Obama and others last year is sentenced to 18 years in prison. Shannon Richardson was also ordered to pay more than 367 thousand dollars in restitution to her victims.

Julie Parr has more from Texarkana.

The last of Richardson’s 6 children was born on July 4th last year while she was in custody awaiting trial. Final placement of the child is still pending.

Four other minor children are living in Georgia with their father.

KLAX ABC 31 News 7/18/14