Quantcast

Shannon Guess Richardson competent to stand trial in ricin case - KTBS.com - Shreveport, LA News, Weather and Sports

Shannon Guess Richardson competent to stand trial in ricin case

Posted: Updated:
Shannon Guess Richardson, accused of mailing ricin letters, is competent to stand trial 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

An East Texas woman accused of sending ricin-laced letters to the president has been found competent to stand trial.

Shannon Richardson entered a plea of not guilty on two counts of mailing a threatening communication and one count of making a threat against the President of the United States.
    
She's accused 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.

RELATED: Ricin investigation continues

RELATED: Person of interest in ricin letters case

    
Defense Attorney Tonda Curry says her client is in much better shape now than she had been before the evaluation.

"We are adamant that she did not order the components to make ricin, did not make the ricin, had no desire to hurt or kill the president." said Curry.

Richardson will appear at a detention hearing on September 11th.

Pre-trial has been set for October 7th.


MORE RELATED STORIES:

Nathan Richardson speaks out on GMA

Mental evaluation ordered for Shannon Richardson

Detention hearing scheduled for Shannon Richardson

Who is Shannon Richardson?

Shannon Richardson indicted for ricin letters

Shannon Guess Richardson arrested for ricin letters

Nathan Richardson focuses on getting his life back

Shannon Richardson gives birth to baby boy

Custody hearing set for baby at center of ricin investigation

  • News NowMore>>

  • NFL scout on WRs: loves Evans and Beckham, not Landry

    NFL scout on WRs: loves Evans and Beckham, not Landry

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:12 PM EDT2014-04-18 03:12:17 GMT
    With the NFL draft coming in early May, Thursday night we begin a series of conversations with a man who has written scouting reports for the league for more than four decades.
    With the NFL draft coming in early May, Thursday night we begin a series of conversations with a man who has written scouting reports for the league for more than four decades.
  • Community Caravan rolls through Center, Texas

    Community Caravan rolls through Center, Texas

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:50 PM EDT2014-04-18 00:50:14 GMT
    The KTBS 3 Community Caravan rolled through Center, Texas Thursday. Jan Elkins, Rick Rowe, Keristen Holmes and TW Starr had lunch with the good folks at the Kountry Cafe in Center. You may remember last
    The KTBS 3 Community Caravan rolled through Center, Texas Thursday. Jan Elkins, Rick Rowe, Keristen Holmes and TW Starr had lunch with the good folks at the Kountry Cafe in Center. You may remember last
  • U.S. Transportation Secretary visits I-49 North in Caddo Parish

    U.S. Transportation Secretary visits I-49 North in Caddo Parish

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:40 PM EDT2014-04-18 00:40:40 GMT
    We could run out of money to fix and expand the nation's roads and highways by August or September. That's why U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx made a stop in Caddo Parish Thursday to visit
    We could run out of money to fix and expand the nation's roads and highways by August or September. That's why U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx made a stop in Caddo Parish Thursday.
  • ArkLaTex SlideshowsMore>>

  • Celebrate Education 2014

    Celebrate Education 2014

    Thursday, April 17 2014 3:30 PM EDT2014-04-17 19:30:00 GMT
    Community Projects Director Jan Elkins with donors for the KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home.
    CELEBRATE EDUCATION, and it begins next week at the Shreveport Convention Center.
  • KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home.

    KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home.

    Thursday, April 17 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-04-17 19:04:35 GMT
    Community Projects Director Jan Elkins with donors for the KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home.
    Community Projects Director Jan Elkins with donors for the KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home.
  • KTBS 3 Easter Basket Giveaway

    KTBS 3 Easter Basket Giveaway

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-04-15 20:48:59 GMT
    Members of the KTBS 3 News team partnered with Loyola College Prep, Holy Trinity Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus this morning.  We delivered Easter packages filled with food to those less fortunate.
    In the spirit of Easter, members of the KTBS 3 News team partnered with Loyola College Prep, Holy Trinity Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus this morning.  We fanned out across the area, delivering Easter packages filled with food to those less fortunate this year.  Please join us in wishing everyone  Happy Easter!
  • Assignment EducationMore>>

  • Celebrate Education 2014

    Celebrate Education 2014

    Thursday, April 17 2014 3:30 PM EDT2014-04-17 19:30:00 GMT
    Community Projects Director Jan Elkins with donors for the KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home.
    CELEBRATE EDUCATION, and it begins next week at the Shreveport Convention Center.
  • Louisiana Tech to showcase innovation, entrepreneurship at annual ‘I-20 Top 20’

    Louisiana Tech to showcase innovation, entrepreneurship at annual ‘I-20 Top 20’

    Thursday, April 17 2014 2:31 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:31:46 GMT
    University Hall at LA TechUniversity Hall at LA Tech
    Business and community leaders, technology entrepreneurs, and leaders in innovation throughout north Louisiana will gather at Louisiana Tech University, April 29 for the second annual I-20 Top 20 Regional
    Business and community leaders, technology entrepreneurs, and leaders in innovation throughout north Louisiana will gather at Louisiana Tech University, April 29 for the second annual I-20 Top 20 Regional Showcase.
  • Education chief gets favorable job review

    Education chief gets favorable job review

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 8:41 AM EDT2014-04-16 12:41:51 GMT
    John White, LA Superintendent of EducationJohn White, LA Superintendent of Education
    State Superintendent of Education John White has received a favorable job evaluation. The review was done by the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Board President Chas Roemer announced
    State Superintendent of Education John White has received a favorable job evaluation.
  • KTBS 3 News Tips

    Send your news tip or story idea to the KTBS 3 Newsroom.  Enter your email address below to get started.

    * denotes required fields
    We're sorry, but only one entry is allowed per person.
    Thank you for your continued interest.

    Thank you for your submission to KTBS 3 News.  A member of our staff may contact you for more information.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Justice For Justin

    Justice For Justin

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:05 PM EDT2014-04-18 03:05:38 GMT
    The story of the young Stonewall boy lured to his death by a cab driver has caused a ripple effect in the justice system.  Before Brian Horn even went to trial for killing 12-year-old Justin Bloxom. Justin's
    The story of the young Stonewall boy lured to his death by a cab driver has caused a ripple effect in the justice system.  Before Brian Horn even went to trial for killing 12-year-old Justin Bloxom. Justin's
  • Sheriff warns of phone scam

    Sheriff warns of phone scam

    Thursday, April 17 2014 10:10 PM EDT2014-04-18 02:10:44 GMT
    He says his name is Lt. Chris Jackson and he's with the Caddo Sheriff's Office. If you get a call from him, hang up. 
    He says his name is Lt. Chris Jackson and he's with the Caddo Sheriff's Office. If you get a call from him, hang up. Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator says the man does not work for him. 
  • Community Caravan rolls through Center, Texas

    Community Caravan rolls through Center, Texas

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:50 PM EDT2014-04-18 00:50:14 GMT
    The KTBS 3 Community Caravan rolled through Center, Texas Thursday. Jan Elkins, Rick Rowe, Keristen Holmes and TW Starr had lunch with the good folks at the Kountry Cafe in Center. You may remember last
    The KTBS 3 Community Caravan rolled through Center, Texas Thursday. Jan Elkins, Rick Rowe, Keristen Holmes and TW Starr had lunch with the good folks at the Kountry Cafe in Center. You may remember last
Share Your Images
Powered by WorldNow
    Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KTBS. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
    Advertising | EEO Public File | KTBS 3 Public File | KPXJ 21 Public File