Now we all know a Texan female psychopath


Shannon Richardson.


And The Guardian pipes in too…


Yes, she is the female psychopath I wrote about, almost 2 years ago, to the day. Caught up in her dark television roles and anonymous self-adulation. She didn’t form the essential building blocks of a mature, stoic personality, and in fact was tethered to the nubile psychopathy which could never surrender to adult reality.


Richardson was 35 and reluctantly leaving the complacent world of female youthful abandon behind. Furthermore, she was about become a mother. Motherhood is the antithesis of female psychopathy. Richardson’s psychopathy lashed out for it could no longer hide behind the cushion of youth and virginity. Most psychopathy, male and female, never finds public refuge, but in this case, it has.



A Texas actress in a troubled marriage was arrested and charged Friday in connection with ricin-tainted letters that were mailed last month to President Barack Obama and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, authorities said.

Shannon Richardson, 35, also known as Shannon Rogers and Shannon Guess, initially told the FBI that her husband, Nathaniel, sent the ricin-laced letters, but a polygraph exam found her to be “deceptive” on the matter, court papers said.

Investigators found that her computer storage devices contained the text of threatening letters sent to the president, but the couple’s computer records show her husband couldn’t have printed them out because he was at work at the time, an FBI arrest affidavit said.

On Thursday, Shannon Richardson told investigators she mailed the ricin-tainted letters, but she claimed that her husband typed the letters and forced her to print and mail them, the affidavit said.

Her husband denied involvement and claimed his wife wanted to end their marriage and leave him, the affidavit said. He told investigators that his wife was “intentionally misleading” them, the court papers said.


I’ve been surprised at how many men have had personal, agonizing experience with female psychopaths. Many of the commenters on the “I know a female psychopath” post might very well have been Nathaniel, her future ex-husband.