A French-Canadian woman pleaded guilty Wednesday in Washington to send ricin – a poison obtained from the plant castor– to the former president donald trump in 2020, while he was still in office, the District of Columbia Attorney’s Office announced in a statement.
The 55-year-old woman, who will have to serve a prison sentence of more than 21 years if the court accepts the terms of the agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, also sent the substance to eight Texas state officials who she believed had been involved in an arrest. he suffered in this state in 2019.
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According to the statement, the defendant admitted to manufacturing ricin at her Quebec residence, which she placed in envelopes with letters addressed to Trump and Texas officials.
“There is no place for political violence in our country, and there are no excuses for threatening public officials.US Attorney for the District of Columbia, Matthew Graves, said in announcing the agreement.
The woman came to write on social networks that someone should “shoot trump in the face”. According to the Prosecutor’s Office, the letters sent to the former president and officials contained threatening messages, and asked the former president not to run in the 2020 presidential elections.
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The defendant sent all the letters from Canada, and then crossed the border into the United States in 2020, where authorities detained her for being in possession of a firearm and ammunition. She has been detained ever since.
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