Reports: Ricin Suspect Gives Birth While In Custody

Source: Elizabeth Chuck / NBC News

A Texas woman accused of sending ricin-laced letters to high-ranking officials, including President Barack Obama, has given birth prematurely while in custody, according to reports.

Shannon Guess Richardson gave birth to a boy named Brody on July 4, four months ahead of her due date, attorneys for her and her husband told The Associated Press.

The baby weighed less than 2 pounds when he was born and is still hospitalized due to medical issues, Tonda Curry, Richardson’s attorney, told The AP.

John Delk, an attorney for Richardson’s husband, Nathan, told The Texarkana Gazette that the baby was born at a Longview, Texas, hospital, but had been moved to another hospital for surgery related to his low birth weight and premature birth.

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