[Uncool Bites] “Walking Dead” Actress Arrested in Ricin Letters Sent to Obama; “Night Stalker” Dead at 53

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What a gross way to end the week. There are no smiles here, just negativity…

First, Variety reports that actress Shannon Richardson, who has appeared on AMC’s “The Walking Dead” and “Vampire Diaries,” was arrested Friday afternoon in connection with ricin-laced letters sent to President Obama and New York mayor Michael Bloomberg. NBC News first reported the arrest. News comes two weeks after Richardson had reached out to authorities claiming her husband, Nathan Richardson, had sent the letters. Nathan, an army veteran, has since been questioned by the FBI. Shannon recently contacted authorities claiming she had found suspicious materials in her refrigerator that could be connected to the letters but investigators are now saying she was the one who sent the letters. “You will have to kill me and my family before you get my guns,” the message sent to Bloomberg read, according to NBC New York. “Anyone who wants to come to my house will get shot in the face. The right to bear arms is my constitutional God given right and I will exercise that right till the day I die.” Richardson is currently at federal court in Texas awaiting arraignment.

In other news, AP reports that Richard Ramirez, pictured above, the demonic serial killer known as the “Night Stalker” who left satanic signs at murder scenes and mutilated victims’ bodies during a reign of terror in the 1980s, died early Friday in a hospital, a prison official said. Ramirez, 53, had been taken from San Quentin’s death row to a hospital where authorities said he died of liver failure. Prison officials said they could not release further details on the cause of death, citing federal patient privacy laws. Ramirez had been housed on death row for decades and was awaiting execution, even though it has been years since anyone has been put to death in California. At his first court appearance, Ramirez raised a hand with a pentagram drawn on it and yelled, “Hail, Satan.” His marathon trial, which ended in 1989, was a horror show in which jurors heard about one dead victim’s eyes being gouged out and another’s head being nearly severed. Courtroom observers wept when survivors of some of the attacks testified.

Ramirez was convicted of 13 murders that terrorized Southern California in 1984 and 1985 as well as charges of rape, sodomy, oral copulation, burglary and attempted murder. Read the entire story at AP.

 
  • djblack1313

    this woman who mailed the ricin, and then tried to frame her husband is a fucking idiot/loser. i just read that she has 5 children ranging in age from 4 to 19!!! why she felt she HAD to do this thereby ruining her life (it says in the Yahoo article that she will probably get around 10 years in prison), and more importantly, ruining her children’s lives (or at the very least they won’t have a mom close by for a long time) is beyond me. what a selfish idiot. her children and their well being should have come before her trying to fuck with her husband.

    • weresmurf

      What role did she actually play though? All I can find is an image of a zombie that sort of looks like her? In which case I’m reluctant to say ‘actress’ but more ‘extra’…

      • KevinR1990

        Apparently, she had simply played a zombie extra, as well as minor bit parts on other shows. Not much to write home about.
        http://observer.com/2013/06/shannon-richardson-ricin-letter-bloomberg-obama-husband/

        • weresmurf

          Nice work :)

          Then, lets stop saying ‘Walking Dead Actress’ in future and just refer to her as ‘crazy bitch’. Let’s not taint the show with her name.

      • djblack1313

        weresmurf, i know right?! lol. i have a good eye for noticing/spotting actors, small roles, etc, but i have NEVER seen this woman before. most definitely she was an extra.

  • HorrorManiac666

    What a dumbass