The woman in Texas who was arrested for sending ricin laced letters to President Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg claims she was an actress on hit shows such as ”TheWalking Dead” and “Vampire Diaries,” but producers of both shows are saying that Shannon Richardson was nothing more then a background extra.
Richardson drew the attention of investigators last week when she tried to blame her estranged husband of two years with the crime – but the tables quickly turned on the struggling actress as FBI agents found it was her and not her husband who tried to poison Obama and Bloomberg for their views on gun-control.
Richardson, who is pregnant and already the mother of five, could be facing ten years for trying to poison the President.
Twitter lit up last night with reaction to Richardson’s arrest.
One man tweeted, “Some actress from TWD sent ricin letters to the Prez? Never heard of her. Anyone know what role she played?” A producer from “Vampire Diaries,” Julie Plec, responded that the actress’s roles were so minor you might not even notice her.
“If she played an equivalent part to one she supposedly played on [Vampire Diaries], she was third background from the right. Or something,” Plec tweeted.
Richardson also lists “The Blindside” as one of her acting credits but again she was in a non speaking background role.
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