Pascale Veronique Ferrier is a French-Canadian woman sentenced to more than 21 years in prison in the United States this Thursday, August 17, for attempting to poison then-President Donald Trump in 2021 by sending him a letter with deadly ricin.
Ferrier, 55, pleaded guilty in January to “violations of bioweapons regulations” in both possession and use. The penalty imposed is the same An agreement with the prosecutor’s office provides for 262 months in prison.
The sentence is followed by “a life sentence under supervision.” Homemade ricin (a toxin) was shipped to Trump and eight Texas state law enforcement officials in September 2020. According to court documents, Ferrier admitted that he made ricin at his residence in Quebec, Canada.
Rizin is a deadly poison. Ferrier put the ricin toxin in envelopes with letters he wrote to then-President Trump. The woman was jailed in Texas for about 10 weeks in 2019 and believed police officers were linked to her time in jail.
Beginning in September 2020, Ferrier suggested on social media that someone “please shoot Trump in the face.”. The letters he sent to the former president again contained threatening language. In it, he urged him to “eliminate the call for these elections.”
Ferrier sent each of the threatening letters from Canada to the United States. He then drove a car from Canada to the Peace Bridge border crossing in Buffalo, New York, on September 20, 2020, where border guards She was found to be in possession of a loaded firearm, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, and other weapons, and they arrested her. Ferrier remained in custody. The local court will order his deportation at the end of his sentence, the US Department of Justice said in a statement.