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Shannon Guess Richardson competent to stand trial in ricin case

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Shannon Guess Richardson - Shannon Guess Richardson, accused of mailing ricin letters, is competent to stand trial Shannon Guess Richardson - Shannon Guess Richardson, accused of mailing ricin letters, is competent to stand trial
Shannon Guess Richardson appears in court for competency hearing Shannon Guess Richardson appears in court for competency hearing

(KTBS) - A federal judge has decided that Shannon Guess Richardson is competent to stand trial.

On Wednesday, Richardson entered a plea of not guilty on charges accusing her of sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a man who heads Bloomberg's gun-control organization.

A federal affidavit alleges Richardson contacted authorities to try to implicate her husband in the ricin letters before being arrested herself in June.

She faces two counts of mailing a threatening communication and one count of making a threat against the president of the United States.

Richardson will appear at a detention hearing on September 11. Her trial is scheduled for October.

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