Before attempting to poison political officials, she pursued a career as an actress, appearing as an extra in episodes of The Walking Dead and The Vampire Diaries.
She initially told police that her husband had sent poisoned letters to politicians; it was later revealed that she had mailed the letters herself in an attempt to frame her estranged spouse.
Her marriage to her third husband, Nathan Richardson, ended in 2014. She gave birth to her sixth child, a son named Brody, while she was in police custody.
She and Ted Kaczynski (The Unabomber) were both convicted of mailing deadly materials.