DALLAS (AP) — The Texas woman accused of sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has given birth prematurely to a baby boy while in custody.
Attorneys for Shannon Guess Richardson and husband Nathan say she gave birth July 4 to a boy named Brody. Shannon Richardson’s attorney, Tonda Curry, says the baby faces serious medical issues due to the premature birth and remains hospitalized.READ MORE: Irving's MacArthur High School Went On Lockdown For 6 Hours Due To 'Possible Threat Of Student With Gun'; No Gun Was Found
John Delk, Nathan Richardson’s attorney, says the boy weighed less than 2 pounds at birth and was four months premature.
A federal affidavit alleges Shannon Richardson contacted authorities to try to implicate her husband in the ricin letters, before being arrested herself on June 7.READ MORE: Parkland's Chief Medical Officer Says Those Who've Received J&J COVID-19 Vaccine Shouldn't Worry
She’s accused of sending the letters to Obama, Bloomberg and a man who heads Bloomberg’s gun-control organization.
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