A Texas woman charged with sending ricin-laced letters to President Obama gave
birth to a boy born four months early, her husband's attorney said.
Shannon Richardson is being held in a federal detention center and had the baby in Longview Regional Hospital July 4, the Texarkana Gazette reported Tuesday. John Delk, a Texarkana lawyer, said the boy weighed less than 2 pounds and was transferred quickly to another hospital.
Richardson, of New Boston, Texas, allegedly sent letters containing ricin, a dangerous toxin, to Obama, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the head of a gun control group. She originally tried to blame her husband, who has not been charged.
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